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Ochlocknee River begins to dry out

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

An overflowing south Georgia river is starting to recede, but potential problems are far from over.

As of four o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Ochlocknee River in Thomas County was at 21.2 feet.

That's still six feet above flood stage.

The river crested at 22.1 feet around 4 o'clock this morning.

With a few roads still closed, emergency officials are still asking folks to avoid roads covered with water.

"The road may appear to be fine, but the culvert drain or the cross drain that's under there may actually indeed be gone. We've had that in the past where so much water comes through and it washes it out and you don't know it until you arrive on it," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.

Emergency Officials in Thomas County say if you have any flood damage at your home, call Thomas County EMA and they will pass it along to the appropriate agencies.

 

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