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Camden braces for heavy flooding
A flood advisory has been issued for people living near the St. Marys River due to heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby.

Camden County Emergency Management Agency officials said the advisory will remain in effect until further notice for residents living anywhere along the river, including areas that do not normally flood.

Extreme flooding is expected at Flea Hill and Kings Ferry within the next 24 to 36 hours, according to the advisory released Thursday afternoon.

Another area of concern is the flood-prone area of Georgia 40 and Georgia 110 near the Charlton County line. It's possible flood waters in the area could extend and possibly connect with the Satilla River. In the late 1990s, extensive flooding in the area forced the closure of Georgia 40 for more than two weeks while the highway was under as much as 6 feet of water.

Residents along the river and those in neighborhoods prone to flooding near the river are encouraged to take immediate action to protect threatened property.

Sand bags are available for residents along the river. They can be picked up at the county's facilities management office at 1144 Godley Ave., Woodbine.

Residents are urged to closely monitor water levels and to not wait until the last minute to evacuate. People in immediate danger from flood waters are urged to dial 911.

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