EMA directors urge recreation seekers to stay out of flooded rivers

February 24, 2013 

While record February rainfall has been a blessing for drought stricken farmland across the state, EMA directors in Bibb, Monroe, Jones, Butts, and Jasper counties are cautioning people seeking recreation in rivers to wait until water levels recede.

“... We hope that everyone enjoys the benefits these rains will provide, but enjoy them from a distance,” a news release from the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency stated. “Many dangers lie under these fast moving waters and if experience has taught us anything, it’s that Mother Nature while majestic at times, will be unforgiving.”

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