South GA officials warn residents to be prepared as more rain heads to the area

South GA officials warn residents to be prepared as more rain heads to the area
Some areas are still flooded after recent heavy rainfall.

SOUTHWEST GA (WALB) - Heavy rainfall last weekend caused storm damage and flooding to several areas. Now, with more rain on the way, officials are asking residents to be prepared for the possibility of more flooding.

The Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency encouraged everyone to have a 72-hour kit hand. The EMA said the kit should contain items like food, water, medications and batteries.

With the threat of severe weather this weekend and the potential for localized flooding, Chief Scott with Doco Fire/EMS...

Posted by Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency on Friday, December 7, 2018

Officials with the EMA also created a Flood Plan Checklist.

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Officials in Lee County wanted to remind everyone to avoid roads that are closed or impaired by recent rains. Those roads are listed below:

Road Closures

  • Cook Road
  • 400 block of Creekside Place
  • Turner Road – washout
  • Holly Plantation

Water over Road

  • Middle Road
  • North Doublegate Drive from Hampton Road to Danbury Lane
  • Joe Toole Drive
  • Hartsfield Road
  • Sneed Road 
  • Ambleside Drive
  • Hawkstead Drive
  • Stoney Road
  • Pebble Ridge Drive
  • Middle Road
  • Murphy Road
  • Sasser Road
  • Powell Road
  • Pettis Road
  • Cambridge Road

Lee County officials encourage drivers to use caution while traveling in the area.

Crisp County

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock is warning drivers if you see water over roadways to “turn around, don’t drown."

Here is the latest on the weather.

Posted by Crisp County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, December 8, 2018

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