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Lee Co. keeping close watch on area creeks

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County Emergency Management Agency officials say they will continue to monitor area creeks with more rain expected over the next week.

Lee County Emergency Management Agency Director James Howell says the water levels on the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks are going down after last week's heavy rains.

Howell says even though Kinchafoonee Creek was above flood state, it usually takes a major flood for water to reach any homes.

"If we get a little bit of rain along with a few days breather and few more inches and few more breather, we are typically okay. But it always bear that we just have to monitor it," said Howell.

Howell says right now the big flooding concern is from the ground being so saturated.

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