SUMMERVILLE, GA (AP) — Thunderstorm and heavy rain hit pieces of northwest Georgia on Sunday causing flash flood in some areas. Local news reports showed roads under water and homeowners struggling hold water out.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced the state of emergency Sunday afternoon in Chattooga and Floyd counties by directing all state resources to help with preparation, response and recovery activities.” The National Weather Service reported rain of up to one inch per hour caused creeks, creeks, roads and urban areas experience unusually high level of water. Up to 12 inches of it was supposed to rain in in the area, as per Kemp’s executive order.
“This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Don’t try to travel unless you’re running from area in connection with flooding or by order of evacuation, ”the service said.
The service announced a “flash flood emergency” for Summerville, Lierley and James H. Floyd State Park in District of Chattoo. Floyd County – just to the south was also under the flash flood warning.
At 15:10 service advised local residents to avoid non-emergency travel as another round of emergency rains fell into area.
city of Summerville advised residents who use in the city water utility services for boiling water before drinking, cooking or cooking baby food due to flash floods at the Raccoon Creek Filter plant.
“Water should be boiled for least one one minute after boiling. citizens should continue to boil water until they receive a notification from the drinking water utility that the water system was restored to full operations, and that the microbiological quality of water in Spread system safely for human consumption, city said on this is website.