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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -
More than 100 Tifton and Tift County employees continue to work on problems caused by flooding.
Nearly a foot of rain drenched the area overnight. That led to flash flooding that forced more than a dozen people from their homes, damaged hotels, and left mobile homes under water.
Now, officials are cleaning up and preparing in case any more rain comes their way.
A. C. Woods has lived in his home off 12th street for 40 years. "We've had 8 to 10 inches of rain. That's God's work, you know."
But it's been a long time since he's seen it this bad. "I hollered at my wife and said, 'Mattlu, this place about washed away.'"
This morning when he and his wife woke up they were trapped inside their home by flood waters. They also found out the driveway bridge in front of their house was about to cave in.
"Two trucks came across it and it fell over into that crack. Get that right there. It fell six inches."
Now, the bridge and the road in front of his house are closed. "This is a busy road. Semis coming through, it's gonna cave in," Woods said.
Crews started working around 3:00 this morning on the widespread flooding blocking off roads and rescuing people from homes.
"Water flowing in peoples houses. We had to rescue some folks off Goff Street because their house was under water and their vehicles the water was up to the headlights," said one official.
13 people were rescued by EMA officials by boats, and they even had to rescue animals, one was a chained up dog.
Even hotel rooms flooded, this is what the back parking lot of the Ramada Inn looks like off of highway 82.
Wrecker crews were called in to help people find their vehicles. It left some out of towners stuck in a bad situation.
Now crews are out assessing the damage and hoping no more water comes their way. @
If you come in contact with any flood water, emergency management officials urge you to go to the health department for a tetanus shot, so you will be protected.
If you have any concerns or need help in Tift County, you are encouraged to call 911.