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Residents remember flood anniversary

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  20 years ago today, the Flint River finally stopped rising during the record flood of 1994.

The river crested at 43 feet in Albany on July 11th, 1994.

That's 17 feet above flood stage and more than 5 feet higher than the previous record.

Five people in Albany were killed in the flood.

Trece Carter remembers how the it divided the city but brought our community together.

The time was really devastating for our city and with our family members coming together, our community coming together," said Carter. "It was a wake up call because anything that ever divided us, the flood brought us together."

If you missed the flood news special, "The Flood of 1994, 20 Years Later," it will re-air Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. You can also watch it here.

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