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Flooding Concerns Continue for Camden County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) -- A southeast Georgia county is bracing for more potential flooding from a river swollen by Tropical Storm Debby.

Camden County Emergency Management director Mark Crews said Thursday residents are being warned to prepare along about 10 miles of the St. Marys River west of Folkston. He estimated 80 or more homes could take on water as early as Friday if the river floods as forecasters are predicting.

No evacuations have been ordered. Crews says it's unclear how deep floodwaters may get. He says the last time the river flooded, in April 2009, about 40 homes got swamped with up to a foot of water.

Flooding has already affected neighboring Charlton County on the eastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. The St. Marys River forms part of the Georgia-Florida border.


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