COVINGTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Flash flooding has forced more than 25 people from their mobile homes along the Yellow River in Covington.
Residents at the Riverside Estates Mobile Home Park say at least a dozen camping trailers and mobile homes are submerged.
The American Red Cross was dispatched to the property Saturday afternoon to assist those displaced. Volunteers confirmed to FOX 5 that they are assisting more than a dozen families. Some of the people affected are full-time residents of the property, while others have recreational camps.
Residents say the water began to rise quickly about 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, property managers began to warn residents that the river was likely to approach an 'action stage'.
Our FOX 5 cameras saw several vehicles completely under water.
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The Red Cross says they were able to assist each family that requested help. The flood water began to recede slightly by late Saturday night.