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Tallahala Creek expected to crest Tuesday


According to Jones County Emergency Management Agency, the Tallahala Creek is projected to rise above flood stage by Monday night and will continue to rise to possibly 18 - 19 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

"Take action now," said Jones County EMA Director Marda Tullos. "Do what you need to do to protect your property and move away for a few days if need be. There is a lot of rain still coming, a lot of water still coming from Jasper County, so there's a very good potential for flooded roads and of course flooded yards and could possibly get in your homes."

Tullos said the Tallahala Creek typically is anywhere from 2 - 5 feet high around this time of the year, a big difference to what is expected to crest Tuesday.

"If you need to put everything up and move away for a couple of days then do that now," said Tullos.

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