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Lee Co. officials watching creek levels as rain falls

Chief James Howell Chief James Howell
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The Kinchafoonee Creek is rising, but officials in Lee County don't expect any major problems.

Right now, it's expected to crest at 13.3 feet Friday night. That is just above flood stage, but not high enough to cause any trouble.

Chief James Howell says flooding should not be an issue as long as this area doesn't receive another batch of heavy rainfall.

"We have to look and see how much rain has fallen north of us, in the counties just north of us. They have a bigger effect sometimes than what we have locally," said Howell.

Howell asks residents living along creeks to remain vigilant and pay attention to the forecast.

 

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