Some residents were being evacuated from their homes in the north Georgia mountains, where heavy rains have once again led to flooding. The emergency manager in Pickens County reports that authorities were evacuating some homes due to rising water Wednesday morning.
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.
Valdosta city officials say they're responding to a major sewage spill in the Withlachoochee River. Valdosta city officials say recent heavy rainfall may have caused sewage to be discharged from the Withlachoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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.
An upcoming dragboat racing event in Augusta has been canceled because of rising floodwaters along the Savannah River. The Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races were canceled. The races were scheduled to be held July 19-21.
State and federal officials are using these final days before the Atlantic hurricane season begins Saturday to urge Georgians at along the coast and beyond to prepare. NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-average season with 13 to 20 named storms and six major hurricanes.