KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Southeast Georgia residents are stockpiling sandbags and taking other precautions as the swollen St. Marys River continues to rise in Camden County.
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Mark Crews, the county's emergency management director, said Friday that water has already begun to seep over the riverbanks in isolated areas. He said he expects some homes to begin taking on water between Friday night and Saturday morning. Crews estimates flooding could affect 80 or more homes west of Kingsland.
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The St. Marys River forms the Georgia-Florida border near the coast and remains swollen by rains from Tropical Storm Debby. Officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency on Friday were surveying flooding in neighboring Charlton County, where the river crested at 12 feet above flood stage at Georgia's southernmost tip and is now falling.