A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Richmond, Columbia and McDuffie counties.
Pam Tucker, director of the Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division, said in an e-mail that one home in the Watervale subdivision has been flooded with 3 1/2 feet of water. Other reports involve yard and street flooding, she said.
The National Weather Service issued the warning until 9:45 p.m. It reported that a band of nearly stationary showers and thunderstorms was producing heavy rain in southern Columbia County, northern Richmond County and southern McDuffie County. Up to 3 inches of rain had fallen in some areas.
Some street flooding is expected throughout the greater Augusta area and along Interstate 20.