Flood warnings issued for metro-area creeks, rivers

by: Rachel Stockman Updated:

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. —

With all the rain, there are flood warnings for rivers and creeks across metro Atlanta and in north Georgia.

A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent a photo of rushing waters in Vickery Creek in north Fulton County.

Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman was at East Cobb Park in Marietta, where the creek is definitely flowing and much higher than usual.

Neighbors report Nancy Creek near West Wesley Road is much higher than it normally is. Stockman saw the muddy flow hitting some of the trees. The creek even flooded some of the wooded areas.

Tom Johnson, who lives nearby, took his two children to take a look

“They always want to know if a flood is coming and if it’s going to flood our house,” Johnson said.

The creek was at about 11 feet early Sunday afternoon after rain soaked the metro area for about two days.

“It’s not as bad as it’s been, but this is certainly one of the high ones in the last year or so,” Johnson said.

A Channel 2 Action News crew caught a glimpse from the pedestrian bridge, looking over the Chattahoochee River in Vinings.

“Well, it’s out on its banks, no doubt about it,” said neighbor Tony Arnold.

Chairs and tables that were once on the grass at the Canoe restaurant in Vinings are now covered in water.

“It’s about halfway up into Canoe's yard, so I guess it’s not going any higher than that,” Arnold said.

 So far, the floods haven’t brought any major damage to the area, but the rain expected later is certainly not going to help with this situation.

Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said another round of rainfall will move in Sunday evening. A flood watch continues for metro Atlanta and north Georgia until 8 a.m. Monday.

"As the rain from yesterday continue to run off and work its way into the rivers, and for that reason, we have some rising rivers and some minor flooding," Nitz said.

Nitz said the metro area may get about 1 inch of rainfall Sunday and north Georgia may see up to three inches. The rain will linger into Monday. Clearing is expected for Tuesday when temperatures will reach the 70s.

Watch Channel 2 Action News at 6 and visit WSBTV.com for updates on conditions.