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Ashburn residents back in homes after late Aug. flash-flood

Left over sand bags at the apartments on Pate Street in Ashburn Left over sand bags at the apartments on Pate Street in Ashburn
Jason Lawson, Turner County EMA & 911 Director Jason Lawson, Turner County EMA & 911 Director
The apartments on Pate Street that was flooded by heavy rains in late August The apartments on Pate Street that was flooded by heavy rains in late August
ASHBURN, GA (WALB) -

 Some Ashburn residents flooded out of their homes late last month are now back to their normal routine.

17 people were evacuated from an apartment complex on Pate Street on August 21st when heavy rains caused a nearby creek to overflow.

First responders evacuated them to Turner County Civic Center, and the Red Cross provided shelter for two days.

"The major issue was the rising water with the electricity being on at the homes.  Power had to be disconnected until the waters went back.  There was no significant damage once the waters receded enough, the power was turned back on and they were able to return home," said Jason Lawson, Turner County EMA & 911 Director.

Emergency workers said the area has only flooded a couple times in the last two decades.  Lawson said he's thankful everything went smoothly that night and no one was hurt.

 

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