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National Weather Service: Flooding Possible in Clarke and Oconee Counties

The amount of rain we've had may mean small streams and creeks will flood.

Of course, we all know it's raining. And raining. And raining. The National Weather Service there's been so much rain that it's likely small streams and creeks will flood. If you cross the Oconee on Macon Highway, you can see how swollen with rain the river is.

(Who woke up during last night's huge thunderstorm? One clap of thunder propelled one child straight into our bedroom.)

So Clarke, Oconee and most of the counties in the region are under a flash flood watch. Here's what the NWS is saying:

AT 1212 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LARGE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. RUNOFF FROM THESE STORMS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES ACROSS WILKES...WALTON...TALIAFERRO...OGLETHORPE...OCONEE...MORGAN... MADISON...BANKS...BARROW...CLARKE...GREENE AND JACKSON COUNTIES... INCLUDING AREAS AROUND ROSE HILL...CENTER...BEECHWOOD HILLS...STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA...JAMES HOLLAND YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX... WESTGATE PARK...SANDY CREEK RECREATION AREA...WHITEHALL...OCONEE HEIGHTS...BARRETTS MILL...ATHENS...BARNETT SHOALS...EASTVILLE... FARMINGTON AND NORTH HIGH SHOALS. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE SUBJECT TO MINOR FLOODING.

By Saturday night, the rain is expected to leave and Sunday should be sunny. Then Monday, it's back to rain, rain and more rain. Through Thursday.

So break out your umbrella and rain boots. You're going to need them. 




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