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Dougherty Co. neighborhoods flooded after strong storms

Dougherty County neighborhoods flooded. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County neighborhoods flooded. (Source: WALB)
The Biasiottos neighborhood experienced flooding following Monday night's storms. (Source: WALB) The Biasiottos neighborhood experienced flooding following Monday night's storms. (Source: WALB)
Jay Johnson (Source: WALB) Jay Johnson (Source: WALB)
Jeremy Brown (Source: WALB) Jeremy Brown (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Driveways and roads that looked more like rivers Tuesday morning are beginning to clear, after heavy downpours drenched parts of Dougherty County. 

The rain held off Tuesday, making efforts to clear the flooded roads a bit easier. 

But for folks in one south Dougherty County neighborhood, the flooding is a frustration they're used to experiencing. 

"There are, I think, three 24-inch pipes there that are taking all they can take at the moment," said Dougherty County Engineering Manager Jeremy Brown. 

Swiftly moving water covered much of a Dougherty county neighborhood.

"We have a weather station at our office and we received eight and a half inches there," said Brown. "We have reports of people along Fleming Road that said they've had 11 inches."

And here at The Biasiottos on Jacqueline Drive, folks said they're not surprised by the aftermath of last night's storms. 

"There was just a lot of rain," said Jay Johnson. "And usually when they get a lot of heavy rain at that short period of time, the area usually floods." 

Some water was deeper than it appeared. 

"That's probably about three or four feet in the ditch line," said Brown. "It happens. A lot of this water comes from Worth County, a big majority of it, and we just have to take it as it comes."

Brown said his crew was out there measuring the high water marks to help address the recurring flooding issue in the neighborhood. 

Most importantly, Brown said when you see water on the roads, turn around and don't drive through it.

And if you live in an area that experiences this type of flooding, Brown said, "If they're stuck and they need to get out, they need to call 911."

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