FOLKSTON, Ga. -- Officials are trying to persuade the remaining residents of flooded homes in the Georgia Bend area to leave as the river is expected to stay at a record level through Thursday.
The Florida Times-Union reports many are vowing to stay put. The National Weather Service has warned of record flooding along the St. Marys River in Camden and Charlton counties in Georgia. It is expected to crest at 24.3 feet - 12 feet above flood stage - at the Georgia 121 bridge and to begin falling early Friday.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources had gone door-to-door by boat to about 40 homes in the area. Because of the flooding, power has been cut off to the area. About 47 dirt roads in the area are impassable or barely passable.