Flood warning for north Georgia

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 8:13 AM
Last updated 7:54 PM
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ATLANTA — Forecasters issued flash flood warnings for parts of north Georgia as a cluster of showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain.

The National Weather Service said a flash flood warning issued Thursday morning for Gilmer County would be in effect until noon Thursday. Communities covered in the warning included Ellijay, Talking Rock and Talona.

An emergency manager in Gilmer County reported that a swift water rescue was taking place Thursday morning at a home on Avery Drive. Further details on that situation were not immediately available.

Earlier flash flood warnings covering parts of Forsyth, Dawson, Cherokee and Pickens counties expired at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters said a mobile home near the Pickens County town of Jasper was evacuated during the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning due to high water.

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