Flood warning issued for parts of Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie counties

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 8:08 PM
Last updated 9:15 PM
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 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.

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