Slow recovery in 3 flooded counties

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (AP) - Officials say it could take weeks for
three southeast Georgia counties to recover from flooding of the
Satilla River, which forced about 45 families from their homes.

The flood waters were slowly receding Tuesday, but emergency
management officials say many homes in Pierce, Ware and Brantley
counties are likely to be uninhabitable.

Ware County officials lifted an evacuation order issued Sunday
for residents of the Mill Creek area, but emergency management
director Jonathan Daniell said there still was no power and a lot
of water was still in the homes.

In Pierce County, at least 30 homes and many roads remained flooded.

CSX shut down sections of its rail lines over the weekend when
heavy rains and a broken dam in Coffee County sent the Satilla over
its banks.


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