Water Rising Toward Camden County Homes Near River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FOLKSTON, Ga. -- June 30, 2012

Water spilling from the swollen St. Marys River is seeping into yards and rising toward some homes in Camden County.

Mark Crews, the county emergency management director, said Saturday most homes in the flood-prone area west of Kingsland are built well above ground and none have taken on any water. But the river is still rising as water dumped by Tropical Storm Debby makes its way downstream toward the coastal county in Georgia's southeast corner.

The St. Marys River forms part of the Georgia-Florida border. In neighboring Charlton County, the river reached 12 feet above flood stage before cresting Thursday. Officials estimate as many as 60 homes flooded.

Crews says 80 or more homes could flood in Camden County, but it's unknown how deep the water might get.

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