Covington residents Vicki Logan and sister-in-law Patricia Logan, who were out in Wednesday's rain running errands at KMart, weren't the only ones smiling despite the weather. Public safety officials were relieved to see that the Yellow River reached its peak about midnight and was continuing to recede despite the scattering of showers. Officials had first expected more than 4 inches of rain which would have potentially caused flooding in the area once again. Newton County Emergency/Risk Management Deputy Director Jody Nolan said Sockwell Road was closed Wednesday afternoon and Crowell Road near Interstate 20 would remain closed indefinitely. Residents suffering from flood damage have been getting what he called "an unbelievable response" from FEMA and he said they were now assessing what needed to be done to repair roadways and bridges.