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Crews in Bainbridge make preparations for flooding

The Flint River level in Bainbridge topped 27 feet. It's expected to reach more than 31.5 ft by Monday afternoon. The Flint River level in Bainbridge topped 27 feet. It's expected to reach more than 31.5 ft by Monday afternoon.
Officials say any areas near the river at an elevation of lower than 92 feet will experience flooding. Officials say any areas near the river at an elevation of lower than 92 feet will experience flooding.
Charlie McCann, Fire Chief and EMA Director for Decatur County Sheriff's Office Charlie McCann, Fire Chief and EMA Director for Decatur County Sheriff's Office
Ken Davidson, Thomas County Sheriff's Office Ken Davidson, Thomas County Sheriff's Office
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

There's more flooding in Bainbridge where the Flint River will continue to rise for several more days, well into the moderate flood category.

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Flint River level in Bainbridge topped 27 feet. It's expected to reach more than 31 and a half feet by Monday.The Decatur County Emergency Management team has made preparations for residents who live in the area.

Crews from Emergency Management are providing sandbags for residents to put around their property to try to keep floodwater out.  They also contacted the Salvation Army to help any residents that may be displaced by the flood.

"I've already been in touch with the Salvation Army, made them aware of whats going on or what we have of if any event we have that we need to do an evacuation or possibility of opening shelters, so they're on board with that," said Charlie McCann, Fire Chief and EMA Director for Decatur County.

And Decatur County Deputies are doing their part to help as well.

Ken Davidson, Thomas County Sheriff Office said, "We're going to have a special patrol going on in any of our river communities that will be happening twenty four hours a day, there will be a committed deputy to those areas, during the flood times just to make sure we're covering all the communities." 

Officials say any areas near the river at an elevation of lower than 92 feet will experience flooding. You can pick up sandbags from Decatur County Emergency Management for free.

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