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Dooly, Sumter Co. residents evacuate homes after flooding, remain hopeful

Drone video showed the extent of the flooding near the Highway 27 bridge. Drone video showed the extent of the flooding near the Highway 27 bridge.
Many people living on the Flint River near the Dooly and Sumter County line have been forced from their homes due to the rising water levels. Many people living on the Flint River near the Dooly and Sumter County line have been forced from their homes due to the rising water levels.
"This might be a flood of major inconvenience more so than damage," said Dooly County EMA Director Kenny Calhoun. "This might be a flood of major inconvenience more so than damage," said Dooly County EMA Director Kenny Calhoun.
Lake Blackshear was not expected to produce any major flooding. Lake Blackshear was not expected to produce any major flooding.
DOOLY CO., GA (WALB) -

Many people living on the Flint River near the Dooly and Sumter County line have been forced from their homes due to the rising water levels.

The Flint river was flowing over several roads in Dooly County Monday, while the main part of the river produced strong currents.

Drone video showed the extent of the flooding near the Highway 27 bridge.

"This might be a flood of major inconvenience more so than damage," said Dooly County EMA Director Kenny Calhoun.

Calhoun and his crews spent most of the weekend out monitoring the waters.

Many of the homes are elevated but the residents have voluntarily evacuated.

"I think the anxious time has passed. The water has kind of stabilized now. It has pretty much crested and we're waiting for it to start falling this afternoon," said Calhoun.

Ernie Wright came from Florida to check out the flood because his nearby motor home is in danger.
 
"Hey whenever you got a motor home sitting there, and it looks like the water might get up, you kind of get a little nervous," said wright.

Ray Garrett came to check out his motor home.

"The way I see it, if you live on the river, this is kind of stuff you got to put up with," he said.

As for Wright, he'll keep an eye on the water. And if he has to, he said he will take his motor home with him.

Crisp County power officials said they'll keep the flood gates open to prepare for all of the water coming down from the north. Lake Blackshear was not expected to produce any major flooding.

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