28 Dead in Rushing Flood Waters With AM-OutFront-Lost Lives, Bjt
Undated (AP) _ The five days of flooding in Georgia have left 28 people dead. Last summer’s Midwest floods killed 48 people, but the largest toll for a single state in that prolonged disaster was 25 in Missouri over five weeks.
The flooding began July 5. Sunday, July 10:
- The body of an unidentified man is found in Albany, two days after floods began there. The precise cause and the day of his death are not known. Friday, July 8:
- Kason Mallory, 4, and his brother, Shabazz Mallory, 2, of Jersey City, N.J., swept into the Flint River as their father drove through Albany on the way home from a family visit. Five adults in the car escaped. Wednesday, July 6:
- Josephine Anderson, 60, of Americus, washed from her car when it is swept into a creek.
- Douglas Kenneth Bassett, 32, of Macon, washed into the Towaliga River as he tried to walk across a train trestle.
- Oscar Brown, 84, of Americus, washed out of his mobile home.
- Freddie Hawkins, 35, and his sons, Kedrick, 16, and Courtney, 8, swept away in their pickup truck in Americus.
- Hilton Howard, 42, of Smithville, washed out of his car in Americus.
- Kathy Renea Hurley, 28, of Americus.
- John A. Hurley III, 2.
- Idell Jackson, 67, of Americus.
- Chad Jones, 18, of Stockbridge, disappeared while floating in inner tubes with three friends on the rain-swollen Towaliga River in Henry County.
- Eugene Marner, 40, his son, Kent, 12, both of Cornettsville, Ind., and Roger Cornelius, 40, of Washington, Ind., washed away in a tractor-trailer near Americus.
- Walter Davenport Stapleton III, 17, of Sumter County.
- Gloria Tatum, 28, of Americus, believed washed out of a car.
- Tomeka Woodham, 20, of Sumter County, when her car is washed off a road in Americus. Tuesday, July 5:
- Teresa Beyah, 31, of Griffin, drowned when she drove onto a washed-out section of road in Spalding County.
- Gloria Dixon, 16, of Rockdale County, swept away while trying to rescue a friend’s dog from a flooded ditch.
- Marty Folsom, 35, of Bolingbroke and Lisa Shepherd, 25, of McRae, when their pickup fell into a sinkhole that opened in a submerged parking lot in Macon.
- William R. Miller, 62, of Tifton, when his car is swept off Georgia 87 near Juliette, Ga. His wife, Willa, survives by clinging to a tree for more than nine hours.
- John F. Peavy, 54, of Experiment, Ga., when his truck skidded and collided with a wrecker.
- Richard Rodgers, 20, of Stone Mountain died in a two-car crash along a flooded road in DeKalb County.
- Jack Shriver, 40, of Fayette County, drowned in Line Creek while trying to tie a rope to a section of bridge to keep it from being pulled away.