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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 1:08pm

Flooding Hits Northern Georgia

Northern Georgia communities seeing flooding Wednesday. Waters are rising after heavy rain dumped as much as 8 to 10 inches on some areas. Kent Frantz is a hydrologist with the National Weather Center in Peachtree City.
He says “There is still flooding ongoing, especially on the Big Creek in Forsyth County, flowing into northern Fulton County. There’s still flooding on Talking Rock Creek in Pickens County. And the Etowah River in Dawson and now into Cherokee County is in flood as well. And there’s been some pretty significant flooding up in southwest Gilmer County and portions of Gordon County as well.”

Frantz says flooding has forced some people in Pickens and Gilmer Counties to flee their homes. He says Cherokee County is of particular concern. “They were very hard hit, with a good 8 to 10 inches of rain in the northeast corner of Cherokee County, around the Nelson and Ballground area.”

There are no reports of injuries. He says the flooding could continue into Thursday morning.

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