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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 10:35am

More Rain, More Headaches

The rain has stopped for now in many parts of the state, but the headaches continue as more rain approaches.

Communities from Athens to Savannah saw flooding Monday, as already rain-swollen creeks and rivers spilled onto roadways.

The Savannah Morning News reports at least one stranded driver had to be rescued.

In Athens, four inches of rain pushed raw sewage onto Atlanta Highway, according to the Athens Banner Herald.

By noon Monday in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, a muddy and fast-flowing Peachtree Creek was spilling over its banks into Atlanta Memorial Park.

And in Macon, the Ocmulgee River rose too 8 feet with Monday's showers.

The river is expected to reach 18 feet by today and could crest Wednesday at 21 feet.

With more rain in the forecast this week, ccommunities are bracing for the impact.

Many local roads could flood, and emergency management officials are asking drivers to check the weather forecast and avoid driving if possible.

However, forecasters say the area won't see the kind of historic flooding it did the last week of September when nearly 3,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and nine people were killed.