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Flooding has big impact on Baldwin County business
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Flooding on the Oconee River is causing a Baldwin County company to scramble.

Southside Equipment on East Andrews Street in Milledgeville has moved all of the yard and construction equipment they sell to higher ground. That's after the owner, Billy Brack, says part of the land out back, where most of his equipment was sitting, started falling into the river.

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He says folks are calling everyday to make sure they're open because they aren't seeing the shiny new tractors out front. Robert Owings is a sales associate at the store. He says this is usually their busiest time of year, but he's seen business drop about 30 percent since last week. "It's just like a car dealership not having any inventory on the yard. But we have to move the equipment when the water comes up this high and it's been off the yard for about a week now and we don't know when to bring the equipment back in," said Owings.

Owings says when Georgia Power opens the flood gates at Lake Sinclair that impacts all the folks who are along the river, streams and creeks.

Baldwin County EMA Director Troy Reynolds says six gates are open.


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