While Chattooga County was spared from a flood like the county saw in September, that doesn’t mean that everyone or everywhere escaped flooding.
Residents on Park Avenue in Trion were particularly hard hit with the storm water filling the basements of at least 8 homes in the area. With the heating units of many of the homes located in the basement it means costly repairs for the homeowners.
Other areas hard hit in the county included the Racoon Creek area which saw localized heavy flooding. Debris from the flood waters remains in the area along Racoon Creek and the clean up will take a while after it dry’s out.
Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 on Thursday evening that Haywood Valley and Dry Creek Road along with Aycock Road in the East Armuchee area saw major flooding from the storm. Winters said "it’s a mess" where the water lines were recently installed for the Gore-Subligna Water Project. The commissioner said that KM Davis, the contractor for the project would be assiting the county in cleaning up the ditches in the area.
The major problem right now is waiting for things to dry out enough so that county work crews can begin the clean up in the flooded areas.