People across Chattooga County help those impacted by weekend floods as more rain could hit area

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. — As people across Chattooga County work to clean up after flash flooding from this weekend’s storms, more rain is expected across North Georgia throughout Monday evening.

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

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington went to Summerville on Monday where she found a church giving out water to people because much of the county is now without from the floods.

Members of the North Summerville Baptist Church bought cases of water and canned food to hand out to those in need.

Then, they loaded up any car that drove up to help anyone and everyone impacted by this weekend’s flooding.

“We had 64 trailers that were completely submerged. Houses that were completely flooded, so we’ve been here since 8 o’clock yesterday morning, nonstop,” said Pastor Sammy Barrett with the North Summerville Baptist Church.

Washington was there as Crystal Clark received some donations for herself and her children.

“Some water, canned food and macaroni and cheese,” Clark said is what she received. “We have no water. A lot of the businesses are flooded out.”


Over the weekend heavy rain caused mass flooding throughout much of North Georgia.

Floyd and Chattooga counties were hit particularly hard. Gov. Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency for both of those counties.

“It was heartbreaking, it really was,” Clark said about the flooding.

“How fast did the water rise up?” Washington asked Clark.

“It was really quick, it really was,” Clark said.

Church organizers told Washington that the drive-thru water pick up will continue throughout the evening Monday and will then start back up again Tuesday morning.

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

The district said it would evaluate whether or not to have classes on Thursday and Friday later in the week.