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Heavy rain, flash flooding hits parts of northwest Georgia

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SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — Thunderstorms and also hefty storm battered portion of northwest Georgia on Sunday, stimulating flash flooding in some regions. Local report revealed roadways under water and also individuals battling to maintain water out.

The National Weather Service stated rains of as much as one in every hr was actually creating springs, flows, streets and also metropolitan regions to experience extraordinarily higher amounts of water. Up to 10 ins of storm was actually disclosed to have actually joined Chattooga County.

“This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order,” the solution stated.

The solution proclaimed a “flash flood emergency” for Summerville, Lyerly and also James H. Floyd State Park in Chattooga County. Floyd County — only to the south — was actually additionally under a flash flooding caution.

Flooding in Summerville, Ga., on Sunday.Courtesy Jennifer Jones Hurley

The metropolitan area of Summerville recommended homeowners that make use of the metropolitan area’s water power companies to steam water before alcohol consumption, preparing food or even prepping little one meals as a result of show off flooding at the Raccoon Creek Filter vegetation.

“Water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption,” the metropolitan area stated on its own web site.

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