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EMA keeps eye on receding Flint River, flood line still open

Officials say the river has dropped nearly 2 feet since yesterday, and they expect it to fall below flood level later this week. Officials say the river has dropped nearly 2 feet since yesterday, and they expect it to fall below flood level later this week.
The Emergency Operations Center is scaling back, but a flood crisis line remains open 24/7. That phone number is 229-483-6226. The Emergency Operations Center is scaling back, but a flood crisis line remains open 24/7. That phone number is 229-483-6226.
EMA Director Ron Rowe EMA Director Ron Rowe
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County EMA officials are encouraged by receding water on the Flint River.

They say the river has dropped nearly 2 feet since yesterday, and they expect it to fall below flood level later this week.

Two roads remain closed in the Radium Springs area, Azaela Boulevard and Skywater Boulevard, while a couple of intersections on South Jackson are blocked because of water.

EMA officials remind everyone that flood water poses significant health dangers.

"If you are in the flood area and the flood waters, think about your Hepatitis shots, your tetanus shots," said EMA Director Ron Rowe. "If your well has been affected, of course make sure it's been tested and it's good to be able to use."

Officials say no homes in the city of Albany had water inside them.

The Emergency Operations Center is scaling back, but a flood crisis line remains open 24/7. That phone number is 229-483-6226.

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