Decatur County expects heavy rain from Alberto

Decatur County expects heavy rain from Alberto
Donald Craig Pearson (right) and his friend went fishing anyway (Source: WALB)
Donald Craig Pearson (right) and his friend went fishing anyway (Source: WALB)
Van Eakin said the county will deal with what comes (Source: WALB)
Van Eakin said the county will deal with what comes (Source: WALB)

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Bainbridge is one of the areas in Georgia under a flash flood warning as Alberto heads towards the Gulf coast.

On Monday afternoon, it was windy and wet out there, and it had been for most of the day but some people weren't going to let the rain ruin their day off.

Donald Craig Pearson went fishing.

"I think he caught four, and I didn't get none," Pearson said.

In between downpours, Pearson found some time to get outdoors.

"We got kind of bored around the house so we decided to come fishing on the Flint River," explained Pearson.

Rain in Decatur County has been steady for the past few days.

"It had got real dry a couple of weeks ago so we really needed the rain," said Pearson.

But too much rain can be problematic.

The outskirts of Alberto dumped more water on the sides of the roads and farmlands.

"What we're watching really is just the rainfall itself. We just want to make sure some of the low lying areas are not flooded," said Van Eakin with Decatur County Fire and Rescue.

Emergency officials said they aren't too worried about what's to come in Decatur County.

They said the backwater to the Flint should take care of the excess rain.

"It channels the water out, disperses it out throughout the county pretty good so there is not a lot of water that actually stays in the river and can flood the banks," explained Eakin.

So for now, Pearson and his crew will continue to cast their rods as emergency officials keep watch on the skies above.

"We're just kind of sitting and waiting on what's going to happen, so we know how to react," said Eakin.

With the increased rainfall, officials said that if you are going out, be careful on the roads.

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