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Dougherty Co. officials 'cautiously optimistic' to new Flint forecast

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Emergency officials said they were "cautiously optimistic" about Flint River levels as flooding continued Thursday.

Dougherty County EMA Director Ron Rowe said the river's crest level forecast was lowered by 6 inches.

The river level was at 31.46 feet Thursday morning. Officials said they expect the river to crest at 32.0 feet Friday morning.

Officials say the rain over the next couple of days will be key to the impact of the flood waters in Albany.

Meanwhile, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open 24 hours a day.

Residents with problems or questions can call the EOC at (229) 483-6226 or (229) 483-6227.

Officers said they were patrolling area roads 24/7 to monitor water levels.

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