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Public hearing held in Lee County on proposed flood stage levels

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Chief James Howell, Lee County EMA Director/Fire Chief Chief James Howell, Lee County EMA Director/Fire Chief
Citizens give input on flood stage levels Citizens give input on flood stage levels
Chief James Howell and Lee County Planning and Zoning Director Matt Inman Chief James Howell and Lee County Planning and Zoning Director Matt Inman
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

People in Lee County learned about and gave input on proposed new flood stage levels for the Muckalee Creek.
A public hearing was held Tuesday night during the Lee County Commission meeting.
County officials gave details and a representative from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee phoned in to answer questions.
 Flood stage is being lowered two feet to 13 feet.

"We're interested in hearing their input from what I gathered tonight I think most of them were favorable and recognized that we needed to make a few minor changes and adjustments in those levels,” said Chief James Howell, Lee County EMA Director/Fire Chief.

Lee County initiated a review after the creek flooded in December even though it never reached official flood stage.
The changes will go into effect March 8th and should give betters warnings to people who live near the creek.

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