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Despite sun many still affected by flooding

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

The only things crossing Hickory Flats Road south of Dalton are the fish.

That's because the Conasauga River was more than four feet above flood level Tuesday afternoon.

"The flood stage at that gage is 18 feet. Right now the river is at 22.75 feet," says Whitfield County EMA Director Claude Craig.

"If it gets too much higher then I'll have to get everything and pack up," resident Chris Cloer says.

Cloer has to take a 10 minute detour every time the road floods. However, on a day like this, he says a drive in the country is always nice.

"I was just thinking wow, its pretty nice today," Cloer says.

"I hope God will smile on us and keep the day pretty," Hazel Arner says.

She's been looking forward to a sunny day for weeks.

"Our backyard is an ocean just about. If it rains a little bit more I think our house will float off."

It may be just a few more days before this road will open up. Thankfully no one was displaced because of the floods, however, Craig says now is not the time to risk driving through flooded roads.

"It doesn't take very much water to turn a 4,000 pound vehicle over," says Craig.

Emergency officials expect the Conasauga River to rise another foot and crest around 8 p.m. Tuesday.  

 

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