Mitchell County home flooded

Mitchell County home flooded

MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) - When county crews shut down Old Highway 3 near Jeaneen Harrell's home, she feared for the worst.

"When the barricades where put up Mitchell County let us come around through Baconton, through the barricade there to be able to come to the house,"Jeaneen Harrell said.

Thursday, she had to grab everything she could from her home and evacuate to higher ground with her husband and pets.

"Some of the stuff we had to prop up on ladders and boards in order to get the antiques up off the floor. And which I know I've lost some of them because of the level of the water that went through the house," Harrell said.

Harrell says that she is upset because the only person who warned her was a relative, but no one with the County. 
"Lee County and Baker County are very proactive on helping their people. We... I mean there's only four of us," Harrell said.

The Mitchell County EMA director said that they did have the Sheriff's Office and the Baconton Fire Department checking the area. He is still investigating the situation. As for Harrell she is just waiting for the water to recede so they can assess the damage.

"We're going to have more damage this time than we've had before," Harrell said.

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