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Floods Flowing in Issues

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Georgia Emergency Management (GEMA) said more than half of flood victims are in vehicles swept away by moving water and just six inches of fast moving water can knock a person down.

GEMA said many communities experience flooding after a heavy thunderstorm but dam failures can also cause severe floods.

"The best bet is to stay home if at all possible stay off the road don't drive through standing water 6 inches can flood your car,"
said Thomas County EMA Director Lisa Griffis.

Griffis said individuals should always prepare for floods and stay informed.


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