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For the past several hours, two northwest Georgia counties have been under a Flash Flood Emergency from the National Weather Service.
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Chattooga and Floyd County have experienced severe flooding causing many roads and areas to be closed until further notice.
Channel 2 Action News has been on the grounds as there are rainfall estimates of six to nearly 12 inches of rain in Chattooga County.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in Chattooga and Floyd Counties on Sunday afternoon.
Following severe flooding in North Georgia today, I have declared a State of Emergency in Chattooga and Floyd Counties. As we work w/ local partners to address the damage in affected communities, Marty and I are asking all Georgians to join us in praying for those impacted. pic.twitter.com/3iUo8ZQaY6
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) September 4, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency until 9:30 p.m. for Floyd County.
NWS also says the flash food emergency continues for the cities of Summerville, Trion, and Lyerly until 10:30 p.m.
Severe Weather Chaser 2 and Channel 2′s Larry Spruill is on the scene in Chattooga County. Tune into Channel 2 at 6 p.m. for the latest on the flooding.
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