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Homes along creeks damaged by flood waters

Albany - It's a beautiful day to be out on the Kinchafoonee, unless the creek has invaded your home. "Normally the creek line is from the edge of these trees to the edge of these trees," says Robbie Griner of the Department of Natural Resources, "Now it's as wide as the Flint River normally is, during its normal state."

The extra water has flooded the banks, and stolen items from people's homes. The change in where the water was, and now is, is astounding. Griner says, "Good gracious, they just built this place too," when referring to a home that now has water halfway to the ceiling, even covering a truck in what used to be the driveway. "They didn't get their stuff out in time, they had to leave the vehicle there."

And this isn't the only home with water inside, more homes along both the Kinchafoonee and the Muckalee have water inside. Some, just a few inches, others, the water climbs half-way up the door, but there are signs of improvement.

The water line marking the trees is finally receding. Leaving homes, but leaving a lot of cleanup behind. There's still no definitive number on how many homes have been damaged by water. Some of the homes are not accessible by either boat or land, because the currents are too strong.

posted by karen.collier@walb.com