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Swift Creek Flooding
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

December 15--  Heavy rains are causing Swift Creek in Vidalia and Toombs County to flood.

Donna Lee with the local Red Cross says one family has been evacuated from the Davis Road area near Bible Baptist Church on Loop Road.

"I have just delivered the first family that we had to get out.  Lynne Moore, the EMA Director, took his four-wheel drive rescue truck and went back and got 'em and I just delivered them to a motel," she says.

Lee says the water is rising and is threatening homes.  "You can't really tell if the water is actually inside the homes, but it's right on the doorsteps and rising.  We are expecting more rain today and it it's not inside the homes it will be soon," she reports.

Vidalia city officials are advising folks who live in low-lying areas around Swift Creek to consider re-locating overnight.  They say the creek in the Cadillac Drive area could rise and flood homes if we get significant amounts of more rain.

The city of Vidalia has closed two roads.  City manager Bill Torrance says North Maple Drive and Green Acres Drive have been undermined by washouts.  He hopes they will be repaired and re-opened within 24 hours.

In Montgomery County, county road 27 between Ailey and Kibbe is closed and county officials say a number of other roads are flooded.

In Treutlen County, Sheriff Tommy Corbin reports Fowler Street near Treutlen High School had to be closed and he also reports warning signs have been placed on Crooked Run Road due to flooding.

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