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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

December 12, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Creeks continue to rise in south Georgia and in Lee County the Kinchafoonee Creek spilled its banks Friday.

From the bridge at Century Road you can see how fast the current is flowing. People on Creekside Drive are keeping a close eye on the creek. This afternoon the creek was at 17 feet, and is expected to crest tomorrow afternoon at 17.4 feet a little lower than initially expected. Until the water recedes, neighbors say they'll keep watching.

"We've moved like a little bit, the picnic table and you know just general stuff like that away from the creek, but nothing major we haven't moved any furniture of anything like that yet," said Angel Charleton, a Creekside Drive resident.

The Muckalee Creek was at 13 feet this afternoon, but is now expected to crest a little higher at 15 feet which officials say could cause some low lying land flooding on the south end of the creek. The Flint River is also high at 13 feet and should crest at 22 feet early Sunday.

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