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Residents concerned about flooding on Rhodes Road

Dara & Austin Johnson Dara & Austin Johnson
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Many people in the low-lying areas in Dougherty County have been keeping close watch on the water near their homes.

The Johnson family on Rhodes Street stays just north of the Liberty Bypass. They watched the Kinchafoonee Creek rise in their backyard over the weekend.       

The area flooded heavily in 1994, but engineers built drainage pipes under the bypass that allowed the water to flow past the Johnson's home.

"I've never been in a flood, and I was kind of upset last night at work,"said Dara Johnson. "It's our home. I mean this is the only home I have with him.

The Johnsons think their home is safe for now, with only their dock and dog house impacted by the water.

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