Ochlockonee River Fills Homeowners' Lawns

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

Homeowners on the river are saying the water is up to their doorstep.
It's one of those things you have to see to believe. For one couple living on the Ochlockonee River, their way of life has changed quite a bit.

Despite what seems to be a major inconvenience, Mark Hartsfield and Susie Strickland say their experience has been rather exciting. In fact, they have to paddle a boat to the end of their driveway to get to their cars.

As for the neighbors, there is one house and a campground next door. The homeowner took off and the campground will not have campers anytime soon. But Mark and Susie say they are not going anywhere.

Strickland said, "As long as I don't lose my house, I think I'll be ok."
Her boyfriend, Mark, said there will be a lot of work to do. He said, "Clean up is probably going to be the worst part about it."

Leon County urges people to stay out of flood waters due to contamination and snakes and alligators flooded out of there habitats.


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  • by ALEXIS Location: THOMASVILLE GA. on Feb 28, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    HI IM ALEXIS MOREHEAD AND IJUST WANTED TO ASK U WAT IS THIS CAUSE I WENT TO IT I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SEE A VIDEO BUT I DIDNT SO I WAS JUST ASKING WAT WAS IT SO SEND ME A MESSEGE BACK WHEN U GET IT SO SEE YOU LATER
  • by sobchoppy boy Location: sopchoppy on Feb 28, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    The river has begun to fall, If you live in one of the last houses on Easy Street, it will probably be another day or two. If you need clothing or assistance, please contact the Red Cross at 878.6080.
  • by Marion Sill Location: tallahassee hotel on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:08 AM
    We have been flooded out of our home and need to now what the conditions are there. We live on Easy St. S, Sopchoppy, FL at the old Jack Langston fish camp. We haven't been able to get home for days and only have a few clothes and the dog. can anyone give us an update on the conditions there? Please!
  • by WCTV on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    The river is spelled Ochlockonee and the town is spelled Ochlocknee. So the story is correct. There is an extra "O" in the river's name. The story is about the river and not the town. Thanks for commenting.
  • by Anonymous Location: Georgia on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    Seems like your reporter could spell the town right. Ochlocknee.
  • by Robert Stauffer Location: Havana, Fl on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    Hey guys, I work in Thomasville and State Rd. 12 being closed at the bridge is a pain. Can you please post on here and on the news as soon as it's open? Sure would appreciate it. You'd be surprised at how many people go that way either to Thomasville or Tallahassee and it really lengthens the trip having to go another way. 'IF' anyone has time - you can email me if you have any news on when you think it might be passable. Thanks so much! Robert
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