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Flood victims start clean up process

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By Sarah Baldwin - bio | email

September 1, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  Some south Georgians flooded out by Tropical Storm Fay are slowly getting back in their homes.  

Emergency officials opened one lane for homeowners in the Plantation Woods neighborhood in Thomasville to get to their houses.  

There is still plenty of water in the ditches but the street is finally dry after 11 houses were flooded last week.  Some had up to five feet of water in them.

Some victims went into their homes to open windows, pull up carpet and begin the cleanup process. 

Most of the water eventually drained through a sinkhole next to one of the flooded homes. The rapidly growing sinkhole finally stopped growing Sunday. It's around 50 feet in length, and 25 feet across. 

Emergency officials are urging homeowners who do go into the neighborhood to use extreme caution.

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