Authorities say much of central and south Georgia will once again be under a flash flood watch as more heavy rains are expected. The watch includes the cities of Americus, Dublin, Macon, Milledgeville and Vidalia. It is scheduled to be in effect from noon Tuesday through Tuesday evening.
A wildlife park in the north Georgia mountains is seeking donations to repair damage from recent flooding. Officials at the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm say many of the animals were evacuated to dry ground when heavy rains led to flooding in the past two weeks.
Farmers in eastern Georgia say heavy rain this summer has translated to higher prices at fruit and vegetable stands. Mattie Judge, who sells produce at the Augusta State Farmer's Market, said finding okra, butter beans, squash and string beans to stock her stand with has been difficult.
Forecasters say all of north Georgia will be under a flash flood watch through late Thursday night as heavy rains are again possible in the region. The flood watch comes a day after rains flooded homes and roads in the north Georgia mountains on Wednesday.
Gilmer County authorities are accepting donations to help the victims of recent flash floods. Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan said donated goods can be dropped off at Gilmer Fire Station 1 in East Ellijay.
The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting mariners in the Savannah area to expect significantly higher and faster-moving water on the Savannah River. Coast Guard officials say the conditions are expected to begin around Thursday and will likely peak with a 10-foot high tide late Monday.
Crews continued to clean up Monday after a dam collapsed in eastern Georgia, closing a portion of a state highway. Emergency management officials say the dam at Herbert Jacob Pond in Sylvania breached late Saturday night and sent water spilling across state Route 17 near Old Ogeechee Road.