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DCSO shares video of Dawson County flood rescue after overnight storms
FLOODING RESCUE 03-26-21

Overnight storms drenched north Georgia on Thursday night, causing nearly record-high flooding to the Amicalola River in northwest Dawson County and rendering many of the county's roads impassable due to water, mud and dirt. 

Flooding from the storm was captured on video by Dawson County Sheriff's Office Deputies early on Friday morning, after the county's 911 center received calls from residents that had been trapped inside their home by rising water. 

In a video released by the Sheriff's Office on Friday afternoon, deputies and other first responders can be seen wading through a driveway submerged in water, carrying two young children and leading two adults to safety. 

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"We are proud of all of our deputies and their desire to serve our people," the sheriff's office said in a statement accompanying the video. "It is during times of crises, such as this, that we truly realize the value of our peacekeepers." 

According to Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services, the Amicalola River reached its second-highest level ever from overnight rainfall, cresting at 6.81 feet at 7:15 a.m. on Friday.  

See a video from the flooding below. 

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