The Ogeechee River continues to rise, but Bryan County might get by with no serious flooding or damage to homes.
By Friday morning the river was just over 13 feet and is expected to peak at about 13.5 feet early Sunday morning before beginning to fall, according to the National Weather Service river flood warning for Bryan County.
“As of (Thursday), no houses were taking on water,” said Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell. “Most (homes) on the Bryan County side are on stilts or built up off the ground,” which helps keep them from flooding.
And even if the river got to about 14 feet, he said he didn’t think home flooding would be an issue.
Though the seemingly endless rain caused problems for surrounding areas, Bryan County has gone relatively unscathed. Schools in Long and Liberty counties were closed Tuesday because several dirt roads were impassable to busses due to the heavy rains, and a similar situation caused school bus delays in Chatham County.
“Bryan County has been lucky,” Howell said.
Still, the river flood warning that has been in effect for Bryan County for more than a week is expected to continue through at least part of Sunday.