rainfall is expected in Southwest Georgia over the next few days. And it's important for those who live near
flood prone areas take certain safety precautions to keep your family and your
One creek and its streams on Willow Road brings back a ton of memories for Sylvester resident
amazing to look at it now, what use to be a home, now it's no home," said
James Miller, Sylvester resident.
ago, a home once stood in this neighborhood off Willow Road, but mother nature
took a turn for the worse.
after several times of the creek coming up and the front of the door step would
have sand bags around, water still managed to lap into the door," said
fortunate to live in a house that can withstand flooding, which is common in
this part of Worth County.
wife and I and family are about eight of mile from here on high ground,"
Miller may be fortunate, some are not. Fire officials say if you live near a
creek or in an area where you experience flooding, it's important to get sand
bags to protect you and your family.
20 at a time and they're more than welcome to come get more, we ask them to pay
close attention to packing them around the front door and the rear door and
garage doors to keep the water from coming in," said Thomas Whittington,
ultimately you can be safe.
all about safety, because if your yard floods, you don't know exactly where
that driveway is, where the cover is, and if you step off into the wrong place,
the water could suck you under that cover"
And to keep you out of harm's way, Worth County Emergency
Management officials will be keeping a close watch on weather conditions as
flooding potentials increase.