LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Flood waters may have reached their peak in some places Saturday night.
Lee County EMA Director James Howell said that the Kinchafoonee Creek is still rising near Kinchafoonee Creek Road in the Carowinds area, but it has remained steady north of there, near Cypress Point Circle.
Officials checked the Muckalee Creek in two places and it is going down. If the waters recede by at least a foot by early Sunday morning officials will get out and begin damage assessments to see how many homes have been flooded.
Howell also said that crews rescued 12 people as well as some animals including dogs, cats, and a chicken on Saturday.
Emergency workers were out all Saturday morning, wading around in fast moving waters along Creekside Drive near the Kinchafoonee Creek.
Howell urges people that unless they need to be there to stay away so roads can stay open for emergency vehicles.
"The roads are narrow, the traffic is highly congested, some people are still trying to get there belongings and all out using trucks and trailers and its just very congested in here and it slows down the whole process," said Howell.
He said for those who are remaining in their homes, make sure you're vigilant and pay attention to the rising waters.
One woman said that she had advised her friends who had to be rescued to get out.
"I left the boys at the house because they wanted to stay, they wanted to make sure their house is okay and nothing happened. I left because I didn't want to get trapped," said Courtney Pierce, a friend of a flood victim.
Anyone who needs assistance is asked to call 911.