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Flooding forces evacuations in Volga

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Update: Water from the Volga River is going over an earthen levee, and authorities are reminding people to stay out of the Littleport and Volga area.

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Forecasters believe more than five inches of rain fell over the Volga River Watershed, creating quite the headache for first responders.

Volga City firefighters were called out around 12:00 a.m.

Partial evacuations were ordered around 11:00 a.m. of people living between Lafayette Street and the Volga River.

Authorities say they are closely watching the river levels at Volga.

Right now, first responders are the only ones allowed in an out of Volga.

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The Clayton County Sheriff's office is asking people who live in the lower part of Volga near the Volga river to evacuate their homes because of flooding. 

At this time, they have not evacuated those in the upper part of town.

Volga Mayor Pete Duff says they anticipate the Volga River in Volga will crest mid afternoon today. They are asking people to stay out of town. 

We appreciate all volunteers who have provided labor, equipment, or donated supplies. We do not need any more volunteers on site. Entrance into town is restricted to first responders only. Residents who have been evacuated are welcome at the fire station. There is food and water available.

Volunteers spent all night sandbagging near the Volga river because of high waters. However, flooding has caused them to evacuate early this afternoon. 

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