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Constant rain causes massive water back-up in Americus

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Daytime pictures show where the water has receded, leaving the damage behind Daytime pictures show where the water has receded, leaving the damage behind
A ditch is still mostly full of water A ditch is still mostly full of water
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Torrential rains that didn't stop all night caused havoc in Americus, including evacuation of several people from an apartment complex.

WALB Meteorologist Chris Zelman said that Americus got seven inches of rain in less than five hours.

In the 900 block of Furlow Street, Americus Firefighters found eight apartments that were blocked in by flood water.

Four of the units had over a foot of water inside. Fire and EMT crews helped everyone get out.

They also responded to on Hart Drive and First Montgomery, where a family had four inches of water inside their home.

AFD had to remove a fallen tree that was blocking Knollwood Drive.

A tree toppled onto two sheds on Cornelia Drive, and firefighters helped the homeowner turn off the power to both structures.

Wires had to be picked up from Perlis Plaza on Forsyth Street, and on Peggy Anne Drive.

A tree fell on a powerline on North Jackson Street.  

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