and sewerage systems shut down in Hawkinsville after
the Ocmulgee River floods sewage treatment plant. Six
caskets wash out of Pine Bloom Cemetery. Pulaski County
inmates are transferred to the Dodge County jail. Roads
close because of flooding.
rain slows flood cleanup in Americus. Mayor Russell
Thomas sees funnel clouds while surveying damage from
rain-swollen Flint River crests at 26.3 feet at Montezuma
and joins Beaver Creek in the streets. Police from east
Georgia arrive to help enforce a curfew and prevent
Flint dumps floodwaters into Lake Blackshear; 2,500
flee their homes in Albany ahead of the rising Flint,
which continues to spread three miles on either side
of its banks in Albany; people who had refused to evacuate
are rescued by boat. The city is cut in half when the
last of three bridges into downtown is closed, leaving
a 100-mile detour to get from one side of town to the
other. A curfew is imposed. More than 400 caskets are
washed out of Oakview Cemetery.
sheriff moves 70 prisoners out of the Decatur County
jail in Bainbridge.
75 south of Macon opens for southbound traffic only.
I-475 reopens, Ga. 247 is still closed at seven bridges,
causing major delays in traffic between Macon and Robins
Air Force Base. Fort Stewart sends 100 soldiers to purify
and distribute water.