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With the massive amounts of rain hitting the state of Georgia over the last few days, Toombs EMA Director Lynn Moore says we can expect flooding by Friday.  "The Altamaha River flood stage is 74.5 feet, the Altamaha at the moment is 73.5 and by Friday we are expecting it to be at 78 feet, or three and one-half feet above the flood stage. All of the low lying areas on the Toombs County side will be flooded, "said Moore.   Not only do citizens along the Altamaha need to pay attention to the flood stage, but "the Ohoopee River's flood stage is 11.5 feet and the National Weather Service out of Charleston, SC is expecting 15.5 by tomorrow (Tuesday)."  The rain that has hit our area isn't necessarily the problem, but as Moore explained, "when they release the water at Lake Sinclair we will see the rivers down here rise significantly as we have seen in the past."  In order to be safe, citizens along the rivers need to plan accordingly and do so in a hurry, as more water comes from the northern part of the state affects our area in days to come.