'Life-threatening' flash flooding submerges roads, cars in northwest Georgia
A Flash Flood Emergency was issued Sunday for parts of northwest Georgia after hours of nonstop rain flooded roads and damaged homes.
CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. - A Flash Flood Emergency was issued Sunday for parts of northwest Georgia after hours of nonstop rain flooded roads and damaged homes.
The National Weather Service issued an emergency for Chattooga County after extreme flooding in the cities of Lyerly and Summerville.
Roads were washed away, and two families were said to have been taken to shelters after rain completely flooded their homes.
The NWS warned of the "life-threatening flooding" as rain totals approached upwards of a foot.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a State of Emergency Sunday afternoon in response to the devastating flooding.
Photos showed floodwaters washing away fences and entering homes.
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A Flash Flood Emergency means there is a severe threat to human life from a flash flood, and catastrophic damage is happening or will happen soon. You should move to higher ground immediately. This is the direst of flood alerts issued by the NWS.
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Flash Flood Warnings were issued throughout Floyd counties as well.
A boil water advisory was issued for all Summerville water customers until further notice.
Video in Summerville shows the flooding submerging roads as rain dampens the region.
Rain chances are expected to continue for the area through Monday before starting to taper off on Tuesday.
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