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Local community calls 23rd CES for flood support

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Due to heavy rain, the Withlacoochee River began to flood U.S. Highway 84 between Valdosta and Quitman April 3. Several roads throughout Lowndes County closed because of elevated water levels and posed a serious threat to the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Due to heavy rain, the Withlacoochee River began to flood U.S. Highway 84 between Valdosta and Quitman April 3. Several roads throughout Lowndes County closed because of elevated water levels and posed a serious threat to the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Ken Spears, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron director of emergency management, fills a sand bag using an inverted road cone at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3. Members from the 23rd CES were called to help prevent flood damage to the plant that would have caused a loss of sanitation services to more than 18,00 local residents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Ken Spears, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron director of emergency management, fills a sand bag using an inverted road cone at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3. Members from the 23rd CES were called to help prevent flood damage to the plant that would have caused a loss of sanitation services to more than 18,00 local residents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airmen from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron, stack sand bags to prevent flood damage at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3. Due to flooding caused by heavy rain, the city requested on-site assistance from the 23rd CES to protect a vital lift-pump building. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airmen from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron, stack sand bags to prevent flood damage at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3. Due to flooding caused by heavy rain, the city requested on-site assistance from the 23rd CES to protect a vital lift-pump building. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airman 1st Class Barry Hill, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, places sand bags around the sewage lift building at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant to prevent flood damage April 3. Had the pump been flooded, roughly 18,00 local residents could have had sewage backup into their homes.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airman 1st Class Barry Hill, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, places sand bags around the sewage lift building at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant to prevent flood damage April 3. Had the pump been flooded, roughly 18,00 local residents could have had sewage backup into their homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- John Fretti, the mayor of Valdosta, Ga., expresses his appreciation to the members of the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3.  He thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the plant and the Valdosta community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- John Fretti, the mayor of Valdosta, Ga., expresses his appreciation to the members of the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron at the Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Plant April 3. He thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the plant and the Valdosta community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Green)