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Flooding is leaving some without running water

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Ogeechee River is as high as it has been in a decade. That's affecting a lot of people nearby along Middle Landing Road between Ga. Hwy 204 and the Ogeechee River. 

Residents in the western parts of Chatham County are being hit hard by flooding. They're having to go without running water in their homes. 

Those who live along Middle Landing Road are having to use boats to get to their homes. One family said conditions are too unbearable to stay. 

Robbie Broome has to borrow his neighbor's boat to get to his own house on Middle Landing Road.   

"This is the worst I've seen in the four and a half years," he said. 

For the last two days, Broome and his aunt say the water has reached at least 4 feet, and they've been living without running water. 

"I can't use my well or my septic tank. I have no water and can't give the animals water and can't take a shower right now," Broome said. 

Due to a health condition and her pets Lori Broome, Broome's aunt, said their home is currently uninhabitable. 

"You can't shower; you can't use the restroom; you can't wash a dish - you can't even give the cats water," she said. 

On Wednesday, she packed up necessities such as clothing, medication and dog food and has evacuated. 

"You wouldn't want to live there believe me," she said. 

Residents hope the water level will start to go down soon. 

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