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EMS keeping an eye out on water, weather
J.F. Gregory trail flooding
Flooding on the J.F. Gregory Park trail.

The Ogeechee River has caused some flood related headaches in recent days, particularly in North Bryan.

“It’s as bad as it’s going to get unless the weather brings more rain,” said Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell, whose agency is monitoring “both the water and the weather all the time.”

In South Bryan, flooding to J.F. Gregory Park's trail area in Richmond Hill have resulted in the trail being closed until further notice.

While it’s unclear how many people have been impacted so far, Howell said it BCES hasn’t had to stage any water rescues.

“The residents impacted have been through this before because of their location near the river,” he said. “It’s still not a good situation even if they’ve been through it. But it’s Mother Nature, we cannot control it, no matter how many apps we have on our phone or computer.”

His advice? Stay informed, don’t try to drive through moving water and move to higher ground if floodwaters approach.

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