A flash flood emergency in northwestern Georgia is at the least a 1-in-200 year adventure - CNN

"portions of Chattooga and Floyd counties have received 10-13 inches, with more rain coming. These amounts have resulted in catastrophic flash flooding and a Flash Flood Emergency continues in that area," the country wide climate carrier office in Atlanta spoke of Sunday.

Rainfall of as plenty as 2 inches an hour are possible into Sunday evening, the weather carrier talked about, and extra is anticipated into Tuesday.

due to the "locally excessive rainfall" and further rain forecast, the climate Prediction center upgraded to a level three out of four "moderate" possibility for excessive rainfall Sunday afternoon via early Monday morning.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency order Sunday afternoon for extreme flooding in Chattooga and Floyd counties. An estimated foot of rain in some locations is anticipated to trigger rivers to hastily upward push, in keeping with the order.

"Preliminary assessments from county emergency management companies and the Georgia Emergency administration and fatherland protection agency point out a necessity for information in the impacted counties," the order examine.

Flooding in Chattooga County, Georgia, Sunday.

Flooding in Chattooga County, Georgia, Sunday.

Flooding in Chattooga County, Georgia, Sunday.

The enviornment, including Summerville, Lyerly and the James H. Floyd State Park, is beneath a flash flood emergency warning Sunday.

"this is a particularly bad circumstance. seek bigger floor NOW! life threatening flash flooding of low water crossings, small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses," the warning from the weather provider referred to.

Jennifer Hurley, who has a salon in downtown Summerville, pointed out it took her hours to get to her business as a result of flooding downtown. Her salon turned into among the many companies flooded in the town.

The Chattooga County Emergency administration company said greater rain can be coming and entreated residents now not to undertaking out.

"We expect at the least 2 extra inches of rain nowadays and we're asking all and sundry to please dwell home and do not trip except absolutely necessary," the company mentioned on facebook.

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