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Homeowners say flooding caught them unaware

Worth County EMT's rescued people and animals from flood waters Worth County EMT's rescued people and animals from flood waters

July 11, 2005

Worth County-- Flooding is a big problem in South Georgia particularly in eastern Dougherty County and Worth County. Sylvester is under a state of emergency and evacuations are still going on.

"The dogs are still out there," said Nadine Kidd. "The rescuers are coming with the boat to get the dogs."

Heavy rain from Hurricane Dennis left many South Georgians stranded in their homes.

On Story Road near Camp Osborne in Worth County, some had to be rescued by boat. "But I thank God that my mom and my aunt is safe. They was rescued," said Kidd.

EMA and other volunteers were however on hand and offered help.

This woman on Wilder Street in Acree says she too didn't expect it to get this bad. “There was no kind of warning. Usually at the Marine Base which is real close, County Line Road is a half block away, and we could not hear the sirens," said Deanna Dell.

At County Line and Moultrie Roads, Moree's Grocery was flooded. Owners said they had been up since 2:00AM.

In Sylvester flooding at West Trailer Park on West Street and homes on Livingston, Priest, Atlantic and MLK Streets were also flooded. “It definitely is a disaster area,” said Sylvester Mayor Pro Tem, Larry Johnson. “Some people had to be rescued from by boat, truck or foot if possible.”

Johnson says there city is in a state of emergency.

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