Minor flooding expected along South Ga. waterways this weekend

Minor flooding expected along South Ga. waterways this weekend

LEE CO., Ga. (WALB) - There is a potential for flooding in lower Lee County on Sunday, according to the Lee County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

The potential flooding threat is for Lovers Lane Road, along with Shrine Club and Sapp roads, at midnight on Sunday.

Muckalee Creek is expected to rise to 12.5 feet.

EMA officials said the concern will be the backwater that will build in those areas because of the Flint River being full and a slow water escape of the Muckalee Creek.

At the same time, the Kinchafoonee Creek is expected to crest at 14.5 feet. Officials said this will have little to no effects, other than the possibility of water crossing into the road in the 400 block of Creekside Drive.

“We will keep a watch on this area through the weekend and report changes as they occur,” EMA officials said.

Fire officials are also closely watching the Flint River in Albany.

The river is forecast to rise above flood stage this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS said the river will crest Monday around 30.5 feet.

That's just below moderate flood stage.

Albany Fire Department officials said they will be watching the river closely over the weekend.

“So we will continue to monitor all weekend because it’s a lot of uncertainty and this could change quickly. So, we want people to be aware of the situation at hand,” said Assistant Fire Chief Rubin Johnson.

The NWS said the lowest areas along Third Avenue, Highland Avenue, and Front Street are expected to flood.

Stay with WALB News 10 throughout the weekend for the latest information.

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