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Heavy rain hits Coastal Empire

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BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) -

Rain continues to pound the area and much of the Southeast. 

As the rain continues, the rivers keep rising, many of which are already above flood level. 

Off of Hwy 280 near the Canoochee River is well above flood levels. 

Flood level is at 9 ft., and the Canoochee is now sitting at 12.2 ft. and should get up to 12.8 or so toward the end of the week.

The big concern is that later in the week when the rain stops, all the water will come down into the rivers, causing even more flooding. 

Pub Landing Road at Morgan's Bridge Boat Ramp in Bryan County is seeing flood levels rise higher by the hour. The road is flooded and the rain continues to fall in the area. 

Heavy rains in Jeff Davis County have caused more than a foot of rain in the past week, which has washed away deep trenches on many dirt roads. The weather has closed schools in Jeff Davis County for the second day now.

Several other school districts were forced to cancel class Tuesday due to flooded, muddy roads caused by all the recent rain.

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