Gov. Kemp to tour damage left from North Georgia floods

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp will be traveling to North Georgia on Wednesday to tour the damage left behind by weekend floods.

On Sunday, Kemp declared a state of emergency for Floyd and Chattooga counties after heavy rains dumped a massive amount of water in parts of those counties.

[PHOTOS: Northwest Georgia counties hit with severe flooding on Sunday]

On Wednesday, Kemp will travel to Summerville, which appears to be the hardest hit area from the floods.

Kemp will be joined by his wife, Marty, GEMA Director Chris Stallings, Sheriff Mark Schrader, and other local officials and emergency management personnel to view the flood damage.

Severe Weather Team 2′s Brad Nitz said the Summerville area received more than one foot of rain over the weekend.


Chattooga County Schools canceled classes across the county on Tuesday and Wednesday because most of the schools had no water.

Channel 2 Action News was there Monday as local churches started organizing water giveaways for those people who don’t have water service.

“The city of Summerville residents are without water, the majority are without water right now and we are looking at 3-5 days,” Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said.

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Others in the county are under a boil water notice that could last days.

Organizers of the water giveaway said they were expecting a truck full of donated cleaning supplies first thing Tuesday morning so everyone can continue to clean up.