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City of Demorest
Thursday May 31st, 2018 :: 04:16 a.m. EDT


Flash Flood Watch until 08:00AM Friday

...THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms with increased rainfall rates will continue to move across the area today and tonight. The resulting periods of heavy rainfall will potentially impact many locations that are already saturated from heavy rain that fell over the past two weeks. This will continue to greatly heighten the risk of flash flooding and main stem river flooding throughout the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia, as well as landslides along the steeper slopes of the mountains and adjacent foothills. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of northeast Georgia, including the following area, Habersham.

* through Friday morning

* Rainfall totals of up to 2 to 3 inches have fallen across Habersham County since Tuesday morning, with up to 8 inches received over the past two weeks. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tonight could produce up to 1 inch of additional rainfall through Friday morning. Due to heavy rainfall over the past two weeks and the very saturated ground, it will only take around an inch of rain to produce new flash flooding, or to exacerbate any ongoing flooding across the Blue Ridge areas.

* Flash flooding of streams and creeks may develop very quickly under these circumstances.



A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

City of Demorest
546 Georgia St
Demorest, GA 30535

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-778-4202

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flash Flood Watch

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