Flooding expected in parts of Ga. over weekend

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ATLANTA — Most of Georgia remains under a flood watch as forecasters predict more rain on top of heavy rains that have soaked the state this week.

The flood watch began Thursday afternoon and continues until Saturday morning as scattered storms drench much of the state with up to 1 foot of rain. The watch includes nearly all of metro Atlanta and extends south to Vidalia and east to Athens.

Heavy rains swelled creeks across the state, washing out bridges and closing portions of highways with high water. National Weather Service officials say part of Ga. Highway 96 in Taylor County was closed Thursday due to flooding, and high water was reported on Ga. 128.

A flash flood warning was issued overnight in Houston County when the area received 3 to 4 inches of rain fell in two hours.

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weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 09/18/09 - 10:29 am
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Not that I want flooding, but

Not that I want flooding, but where's our rain? I haven't seen more than a few sprinkles.

JohnBoy53
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JohnBoy53 09/18/09 - 11:13 am
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Most if what they are

Most if what they are referring to happened in central Georgia. Should move east today.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 09/18/09 - 12:07 pm
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None of us want flooding and

None of us want flooding and properity damage however,I have been waiting almost ten years to hear this kind of forcast. Georgia has been sitting like a parched peanut for all these years... most important... Prayers have been answered.

THANK YOU GOD !

TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 09/18/09 - 01:59 pm
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Thank you, Lord, for

Thank you, Lord, for life-giving rain for our fields and forests!

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