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Flood waters concern families in Bainbridge

Bainbridge Flood waters
Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 19:08:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Magnolia Street in Bainbridge, Georgia is now surrounded by water, make no mistake--its not a river.

"I've had water before but this is the worst for me," said Vera Tribble.

"I've never seen it this bad before," said Jimmie Tribble.

Vera and Jimmie Tribble have been living in this neighborhood since the 1990s, their two story home now surrounded by flood waters.

"I've seen it flood before but never to where i just couldn't get out," said Vera.

The couple is now treading through water to get in and out of their home. Neighbors are helping them access the roadways.

Storms the last few days dumped heavy rain into a nearby park's pond causing the water to overflow into the neighborhood.

The playground now is submerged in water, the cars are sitting in water, and even garbage is floating in the road.

"They couldn't pick up our trash yesterday, we couldn't get mail," said Vera.

But her husband said that's not their only concern. They're also wondering who will pay for the repairs.

I've got the vents under the house, i don't know I'm sure they're probably damaged, the unit half covered with water," said Jimmie.

Jimmie says residents like himself will probably have to foot the bill,

But the couple says they're just thankful everyone is okay and hopes the city can help clear out these murky waters soon.

Bainbridge Public Service officials said they are working to pump out the water, and if anyone needs assistance call 229-248-2025

The director, Steve Winburn said they expect the Flint River that runs through Bainbridge to also rise above normal levels by the end of this week.

Magnolia Street in Bainbridge georgia is now surrounded by water...make no mistake--its not a river.

"I've had water before but this is the worst for me,"  said Vera Tribble.

"I've never seen it this bad before," said Jimmie Tribble.

Vera and Jimmie Tribble have been living in this neighborhood since the 1990s, their two story home now surrounded by flood waters.

"I've seen it flood before but never to where i just couldn't get out," said Vera.

The couple is now treading through water to get in and out of their home..

neighbors are helping them access the roadways.

Storms the last few days dumped heavy rain into a nearby park's pond causing the water to overflow into the neighborhood.

The playground now is submerged in water, the cars are sitting in water, and even garbage is floating in the road.

"They couldn't pick up our trash yesterday, we couldn't get mail," said Vera.

But her husband said that's not their only concern. They're also wondering who will pay for the repairs.

I've got the vents under the house, i don't know i'm sure they're probably damaged, the unit half covered with water," said Jimmie.

Jimmie says residents like himself will probably have to foot the bill,

but the couple says they're just thankful everyone is ok and hopes the city can help clear out these murky waters  soon.

Bainbridge Public Service officials said they are working to pump out the water, and if anyone needs assistance call 229-248-2025

The director, Steve Winburn said they expect the Flint River that runs through Bainridge to also rise above normal levels by the end of this week.