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East Albany neighborhood floods again

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Larry Cook (Left) and Bill Bradley of Public Works discuss the  plan for road closings in the Radial Subdivision area Larry Cook (Left) and Bill Bradley of Public Works discuss the plan for road closings in the Radial Subdivision area
Jesse Nolan's yard.  He'd like to sell the house Jesse Nolan's yard. He'd like to sell the house
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks who live near the old Cooper Tire plant are wishing for drier times… again. 

Six inches of rain has fallen in two days in the Radial Avenue, Parr Road, and Plumcrest Avenue, according to Larry Cook of Public Works.

The water level is rising before it recedes. For homeowners like Jesse Nolan, who lives on Parr Road, it's been a nightmare. 

 Jesse Nolan looks over his home in the 3700 block of ParrRoad.  About 2:30 Tuesday morning heawoke to find water from the Pinewood Creek was moving into his yard again.

"I came out and started wading," Nolan said.  "Moving stuff out.  Got my air compressor out and my grandkids gokarts.  Lawn mower, stuff like that.  Stuff ain't already flooded."

Nolan said by 10:00AM he had about eight inches of waterin his basement, but none inside his house. He says in his 7 years living there, he has seen flooding like this tentimes.  He calls it aggravating.

"Ain't nothing we can do about nature," Nolansaid.  "But I was hoping the countycould do some kind of work down there now."

But County officials say they have done all they can do.

Dougherty County Public Works Director Larry Cook said"there is nothing can be done here. We are at the mercy of the rain fall event, and where it hit."

Firefighters in a rescue boat got Benita Harden out of herParr Road home this morning.   

Joyce Davis stayed home from work, to keep watch on therising water going by her house in the 3700 block of Radial Avenue. Her home isfor sale, and she did not want to talk with us on camera. 

Nolan keeps watch on the water in his yard, telling me howhigh it will get. He has been through these flooding issues so many times, heknows what to expect.  But it is stillhard.

"We'll roll on with the flow. Man, that's all you cando, you know.  Just go on with it andhope it don't get no higher."

County officials say they will continue to monitor theroads and the area, and try to find ways to help.  They were happy to see Holly Drive, wherework is underway to raise the road bed four feet, had no flooding issues.

 

 

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