DOOLY CO., GA (WALB) - New forecasts on the Flint River crest in Georgia are breath of fresh air for emergency management officials, as it appears flooding won't be as severe as expected.
Standing on the bank of the Flint River near where the Flint and Lake Blackshear join in Dooly County, shows the water levels. They are experiencing some flooding here, with water up to steps on some homes even up to the first floor of some homes.
The good news is that Crisp County officials did lower the levels in Lake Blackshear by opening the flood gates. This will provide major relief for cities like Albany, Newton, and Bainbridge. Up here though, they're keeping an eye on the flood waters.
"Well we're just monitoring the situation and trying to keep the sightseers out of the area. Trying to maintain a safe situation," said Kenny Calhoun, Dooly County EMA Director.
The flint is not expected to crest until Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday depending on what city you live in, but the new forecast is better than what was originally expected.