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"Moderate" flooding forecast for Kinchafoonee

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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

The Kinchafoonee Creek had risen to more than 13.5 feet late Tuesday night. That is above flood stage of 13 feet.

The National Weather Service predicts it will crest at 16.9 feet late Thursday night. That's a good bit higher than the last flood last year. EMA Director James Howell said, "Last year, it crested at 15.5, and the only affects we had was a couple of road closings, so it didn't affect anything, and there weren't major detours, and there were alternate routes around both those locations."

Howell says officials will continue to monitor the creek closely over the next couple of days.

16.9 feet is considered moderate flood stage. Yards will flood, and a few homes could be threatened.

The Flint River in Albany is not expected to flood. It's forecast to crest at 22.6 feet Saturday morning. Flood stage is 26 feet.

The Flint is expected to overflow its banks in Bainbridge. Flood stage is 25 feet. The National Weather Service expects the river to reach 26.4 feet Friday morning.

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