NAHUNTA, Ga. -- School officials in Brantley County have closed school Tuesday after 4 inches of rain fell on parts of the county Monday afternoon.
Assistant Superintendent Greg Jones tells Action News no damage has been discovered, but it will be difficult for buses to transport all of the students.
"We have over 400 dirt roads throughout the county," said Michelle Lee, Director of Emergency Management, "and it's not possible for those buses to move down those roads, especially if more rain comes overnight."
Another 2 inches could fall on Brantley County overnight. Lee says her team is monitoring low-lying roads throughout the county, especially along the Satilla River where many of the 12 roads that have been washed out are located.
Lee says many drivers have ignored the road closed signs and are causing problems for emergency responders.
"The biggest issue is people ignoring the road closed signs, not staying off the roads and going out. We've got them closed for a reason, but they're still going out, getting stuck and having to call for assistance."
Lee says no homeowners have reported damage to her office, but rising waters could become an even bigger problem by morning.
"We're used to flooding, but not usually this early in the year. We were ready, with a plan in place, but this storm has hit us hard."
All seven Brantley County public schools will be closed on Tuesday.