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Flash floods in northwest Georgia prompt the declaration of an emergency

Flash flooding was caused in certain areas of northwest Georgia by thunderstorms and torrential rain on sunday. In local news broadcasts, flooded highways and water-saturated homes were depicted.

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The state of emergency was proclaimed in Georgia

The state of emergency was proclaimed in Chattooga and Floyd Counties by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Sunday afternoon, directing all state resources to assist with “preparation, response, and recovery actions.” According to the National Weather Service, exceptionally high water levels were being experienced in urban areas, roads, creeks, and streams due to rainfall of up to one inch per hour. According to Kemp’s executive order, the area may have received up to 12 inches of rain.

“This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order,” service said.

In Chattooga County, the service issued a “flash flood emergency” for Summerville, Lyerly, and James H. Floyd State Park. The nearby Floyd County was also under a flash flood warning.

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The service issued a warning to locals at 3:10 p.m. as another round of emergency rainfall arrived in the region.

The city of Summerville warned households

Due to flash flooding at the Raccoon Creek Filter plant, the city of Summerville warned households who utilise the city’s water utility services to boil water before drinking, cooking, or making baby food.

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“Water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption,” the city said on its website.

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Raunak Aggarwal
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