Statement as of 3:53 AM EST on November 09, 2009
... Flash Flood Watch now in effect from late tonight through
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* portions of central Georgia... east central Georgia... north
central Georgia... northeast Georgia... northwest Georgia and west
* From late tonight through Wednesday morning
* deep tropical moisture is expected to spread into north and
central Georgia beginning late tonight... and continue through
Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Ida move east across the
Florida Panhandle. Widespread heavy rain of 3 to 5 inches... with
locally higher amounts... can be expected over much of north and
central Georgia by Tuesday night. The watch area is generally
north of a Columbus to Macon to Warrenton line.
* Creeks and streams will respond to the rain with fairly rapid
rises expected... especially in the mountains and across the
Atlanta Metro area. Minor flooding of rivers... creeks and
streams is likely. Depending on the location of the highest
rainfall amounts... some moderate flooding can be expected.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Now is the time to take any necessary precautions to protect life
and property... before the rain begins.
You should monitor NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest information on this developing weather
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