Back in 2009, Lowndes County spent hundreds of times more in infrastructure
repairs than the $40,000 that Valdosta is asking as a match to build an online flood warning map, beyond just fixing sewer system spills to dealing with the rest of the flooding problem.
At recent meetings,
some County Commissioners seemed reluctant to authorize the request
because the proposed map mostly covers subdivisions in Valdosta.
But the entire county was affected by road closures in 2009,
so maybe Commissioners could ask to expand the map to cover the
whole county, which could also help find sources of the flooding problem. Sources and effects extend all the way to the edges of the county, as you can see in this
a google map I built
Roads closed in Lowndes County, Georgia, as of 9:38 a.m April 6th,
according to the Valdosta Daily Times. This map shows locations and
a Google map, so it’s interactive: you can zoom and
pan and change to satellite view, street map, street view, etc. Some
of the locations are guesstimates from the cryptic descriptions in
the VDT article. The one green blob is the one reopening mentioned
in the article: “North Valdosta Road Withlacoochee River
Bridge opened at 10 p.m. Sunday.”
That VDT article no longer seems to be online, but this one is.
Jason Schaefer, VDT, 27 April 2013,
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