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Flood zone residents try returning home

Floodwater is still high for residents. Floodwater is still high for residents.
Some of the homeowners had to be talked out of driving into floodwaters. Some of the homeowners had to be talked out of driving into floodwaters.
Sheriff Reggie Rachals Sheriff Reggie Rachals
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The floodwaters cannot go down quickly enough for some homeowners along the Kinchafoonee Creek in Lee County.

The Lee Co. Sheriff's office was allowing only those who live in the flood zone to drive down Kinchafoonee Creek Drive.

Some of the homeowners had to be talked out of driving into fast-moving floodwaters that were still blocking them from their homes.

"Don't try to drive through this moving water such as on Creekside drive or in these other areas," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals. "Do not play in the water if you can, please avoid that because snakes are moving through the waters."

The Lee County Sheriff tells us there have been reports of snake sightings, but no snake bites.

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