LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Emergency management officials said they want people to stay away from roads near the Kinchafoonee Creek in Lee County Monday.
EMA Director James Howell urged everyone to avoid the area around Kinchafoonee Road, Creekside Road, and Carowind Drive because of unsafe conditions.
"So I know people see us doing this, saying, 'if they can do it we can do it.' [But] I prefer they didn't do it," Howell said. "These guys are there as professionals and they got a job to do and we do understand that they are taking certain risks when they do it."
The Kinchafoonee Creek was at 16 feet Monday morning, but "receding well," weather officials reported.
According to the National Weather Service, the creek levels are expected to fall and then rise again to about 16 feet on Wednesday night, before going down again.
Howell reminded residents that even though water was receding, it is better to avoid the area until the creek reaches lower levels.
A 6 p.m. curfew in flooded areas was still being enforced.