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Residents on Uncle Jimmy's Lane watch rising waters

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Lee County  -- Fast rising water from the Kinchafoonee Creek made people start moving their belongings to higher ground.

Water covered Uncle Jimmy's Lane off Palmyra Road Tuesday afternoon, preventing people from being able to drive to several homes.

Dawn Hopkins was busy moving her family's yard toys to higher ground. She and Debo Williams moved their furniture from the ground floor to their deck upstairs in case the rising water were to come inside their home. Hopkins said "We're gonna keep going on up. It's three levels, so we'll keep moving, and then I guess we're done."

Danny Sullivan challenges the fast water of the creek in his boat, to check out homes. Sullivan and a dozen of his friends watched the fast rising water, with trucks ready in case they decide to evacuate.

 In a two hour period the water along Uncle Jimmy's Lane rose four inches. Road crews took measurements to monitor the movement.

 In Sullivan's back yard, in two hours the water rose from the other side of that flagpole, to the steps of his house. Now Sullivan and his friends kept close watch, to see if they need to load up as the water continues to rise.

posted by jimw@walb.com