No it's not a lake, it's a flood

For the past five years one homeowner on Moultrie Road has been dealing with massive flooding in their yard due to what they say is poor water management.

/ Franklin White

It's just like the old saying, when it rains, it pours, and for one local family they say when it rains, it causes massive flooding in their yard.

Bradley Brock stands in amazement as the downpour causes what looks like a lake in his front yard.

Brock says, "we're really at our wit's end."

He says because of the bowl shape of his yard, the rain water has no where to go.

If the water sits too long, emergency officials say major consequences could be ahead.

Sam Allen, with the Dougherty County EMS says if people aren't cautious of this kind of sitting water it could lead to something as serious as a sinkhole.

Allen says, "what you may think could be 6 or 8 inches deep, could be 8 to 10 or 12 or even deeper, you step into that deep hole and then you got an emergency situation going."

Brock says he and his family will always remain fully prepared; "Thankfully, I have family members that live in the area, my grand mother has always opened her house me, my mom, and our family pets. So, we try to make adjustments as much as we can."

The Dougherty County EMS says if you're caught in a similar situation or have issues with flooding and need help, contact your local emergency services who can help you safely evacuate.

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