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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:31am

Threats Of Tornados, Flooding Across Georgia As Severe Weather Continues

Severe weather is expected to continue across the state Tuesday and into Wednesday.

The threat of tornados also returns overnight Tuesday. Twisters could hit from Rome down to Columbus and as far east as Atlanta.

National Weather Service meteorologist Trisha Palmer says the risk is higher Tuesday night than it was Monday.

"A ten percent chance of seeing a tornado within 25 miles of any point. That's a lot of statistics for most people to grasp. But basically, it is a concern. We do have a tornado concern, especially along the I–85 and I–20 corridors."

She urges Georgia residents to make sure they know the location of the safest spot in their home. In the event of a tornado, people should cover themselves with mattresses or cushions for protections. Some doctors have also recommended putting on a helmet if a twister is approaching.

Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the severe thunderstorms across the state .

Portions of Georgia could see as much as five inches of rain before conditions start to dry out Thursday. Georgia's Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ken Davis says to watch the forecast and beware flooded roads.

"If you can leave safely prior to the onset of flooding, do so. But certainly, do not go through standing water to enter a flooded area."

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for multiple counties until late Wednesday night.