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BOC meeting interrupted by flooding issue
Break in Board of Commisioners meeting due to flood warnings
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The last few days have seen water, water everywhere.

Today, it made it's way into the Board of Commissioners meeting.

Although there wasnt actual floodwaters rushing into Assembly Hall at 901 Main St. in Conyers, it was on everyone's minds. That fact became a stark reality as, roughly an hour into the proceedings which began at 8:30 a.m., the BOC took an emergency break during the meeting to convene in the rear of the main assembly room to discuss the flooding situation in Conyers.

After about 20 minutes, the BOC reconvened in the main room of Assembly Hall  just before 10 a.m. and addressed the flooding situation they had discussed -- mostly in reference to the flooding in low-lying areas surrounding the Yellow River.

While they didn't raise the level on the state of emergency for effected residents and parties arround the Yellow River from the flood warning status that had already been labeled, the BOC and local emergency services put themselves on notice for further changes in flooding status.

"The flood warning is a minor situation at the moment, with water now on some of the banks of the Yellow River," said Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Rockdale County Myra Pearrell. "We just wanted everyone to be prepared for it turning into a major problem."

The National Weather Service officially reissued its flood warning for Rockdale County at 11 a.m., recording on its Website in a "Flood Statement" that the warning continues for the, "Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead affecting Newton and Rockdale Counties."