Third Flash Flood Watch within a week for north Georgia

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Flash Flood Watch

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – In this saga of continuous rain, the National Weather Service (NWS) has released yet another Flash Flood Watch for Union and the surrounding counties.

At 9:56 a.m., NWS’s office out of Peachtree City issued this advisement:

“…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of north central Georgia…northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia…including the following areas…in north central Georgia…Cherokee…Dawson…Fannin…Gilmer… Lumpkin…Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia…Towns and White. In northwest Georgia…Bartow…Catoosa…Chattooga… Dade…Floyd…Gordon…Murray…Polk…Walker and Whitfield.

* From 7 PM EST this evening through Thursday afternoon * A cold front will push through Georgia tonight through Thursday. This front will bring another round of locally heavy rainfall to much of north Georgia. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches will be likely, with locally higher amounts possible. Soils remain saturated and several rivers, creeks and streams remain near or in flood, so any additional rainfall will only create run off and exacerbate ongoing flooding conditions. * Flash flooding and minor to moderate flooding of larger creeks and rivers is expected. This will close some roads and could flood homes and businesses in flood-prone areas. Along larger creeks and rivers, flooding could last for several days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.”

NWS’s expected rainfall for the next 24 hours.

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