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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Hundreds of folks in Coffee County live in the Baymeadows community.
In an effort to prevent flooding officials sometimes open the flood gates to the lake.
As flood water recedes throughout Coffee County, Tammy Revels and her husband are still surrounded by water at their home.
It wasn't until this afternoon when the water went down enough where they were able to pull their vehicle out of the driveway.
But this isn't the first time they've dealt with this problem.
"Last time they broke the dam," Revels said. "This time they just opened the flood gates, and we just got it all again."
Revels says up the road, at the Baymeadows community, officials open the flood gates to the lake to prevent homes in the neighborhood from flooding when heavy rains is expected, and she said when they do open them they are trapped inside.
"All that water just slams us," Revels said, "I mean we get all that water."
She says the first experience was much worse.
"The first time we lost our home completely."
Eventually they built another home, and this time they built it up much higher.
"We try not to keep the important things down here just in case," Revels said.
But property is still damaged and she and her husband are still upset with the lack of concern.
"If they would build a bridge and let that water flow freely, it'd be a great help," she said." But they tend to the roads and that's about it. They don't want to spend the money because it's just a few of us back here."
She just wants folks to let them know before they open the gates again.
"They don't come over here to look to see what they've done. It just doesn't matter to them."
Even though they live off the beaten path, they still have a home with special belongings too.
"Let us know they're going to do it so we can prepare because I think they would want the same consideration."
But they say no amount of water will force them out of their home into a new one.
The Revels took legal action against the first owner of Baymeadows and reached a settlement but it hasn't been paid yet.
They tried to contact the new owners about this flood but have not yet reached them.