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Officials update on South GA flood threat

Chief Matthew Jefferson Chief Matthew Jefferson
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

The flooding threat appears to be over in Albany, and should be soon in Lee County. The Flint River, Muckalee, and Kinchafoonee Creeks have all crested.

The Flint crested in Albany around midnight at 18.76 feet, and is about 15 feet under the action stage.

The Kinchafoonee crested at 15.06 feet about 1 a.m. Saturday at the Pinewood gauge. It's currently just over 14 feet, in between minor and moderate flood stages.          

The Albany fire department says we appear to be in the clear. 

"The water seems to be a receding," said AFD Battalion Chief Matthew Jefferson. "I have been doing some riding around this morning and I had several units go out and check some low lying areas. It did come up Thursday morning before daylight because we had that heavy rain this past Wednesday.Right now everything seems to be receding."

The Muckalee Creek crested this morning in Leesburg at 11.9 feet and is around 11 and a half feet now, just above the action stage. 

The minor flood stage is 15 feet.

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