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Lowndes County swamped by Jeanne's torrents

September 27, 2004

Valdosta-- Tropical Storm Jeanne has dumped more than 8 inches of rain on Lowndes County. That's causing some flooding problems in low lying areas of the county. The rain is finally giving us a much needed break.

There are two different subdivisions where people had to leave their homes because of flooding. Many people walked out of their homes in the subdivision around Jennifer Circle, right off North Oak Street Extension, to find their yards and streets covered with water. "I couldn't believe it," said Todd Shiver. "We didn't know anything until about 5:45 this morning when a fireman came to the front door and told us we had flooding through the whole neighborhood."

This morning a pond in the middle of the neighborhood started to overflow, now you can't even tell the streets and yards from the pond. Firefighters are putting sandbags around the area to protect the homes. "This came in kind of late to us and we're behind the gun, but we've got a tremendous amount of personnel in here trying to protect these people's homes,"said Firefighter Ken Gallagher.

Parts of Jennifer Circle were covered with about two feet of water earlier, that is receeding as the rain continues to taper off here and hopefully the storm will spare us from any more heavy rain, which could cause even bigger problems for these low lying areas.

Many homes that escaped the flooding weren't spared from the high winds. A huge oak tree gave Josh Amiot a rude awakening in the middle of the night. "We heard a bunch of cracking and it just fell on top of the house," said Amiot.

This area seems to be one of the hardest hit in Lowndes County, but it could be much worse. They may be damaged, but these people still have their homes and most importantly, their health.

posted at 12:00PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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