1037 AM EDT WED MAY 16 2018
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a
* Flood Advisory for...
Habersham County in northeastern Georgia...
* Until 430 PM EDT Wednesday.
* At 1027 AM EDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
2-4 inches of rain have fallen in the past 10-12 hours. When
combined with additional rainfall, this may cause minor flooding
across the advisory area shortly. Minor flooding means low-lying
areas, farmland, low-water crossings, and recreational areas may
* Rainfall is redeveloping across Habersham County and may continue
for the next few hours. This may result in another 1-2 inches of
rain accumulation and may exacerbate ongoing flooding or cause new
flooding to occur.
* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Clarkesville, Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Mount Airy, Alto,
Tallulah Falls, Raoul, Hollywood and Batesville.
* The following streams and their adjacent tributaries will
experience rapid rises and possible minor flooding of low-lying
areas and low water crossings: Soque Creek, Deep Creek, Hazel
Creek, Lick Log Creek, and Beaverdam Creek.
* The following streamgauge is rising rapidly and may approach
.Soque River at GA 917 near Clarkesville,
.Current Stage. 8.88 ft. and rising rapidly.
.Action Stage. 11.00 ft.
.Minor Flood Stage. 13.00 ft.
.Impacts: At 11.00 ft, Action Stage. The Soque River is likely
out of its banks near Pitts City Park. Minor flooding of adjacent
low-lying and recreational areas is likely.
* This advisory may be upgraded to a Flood Warning later today.
Heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas, streets
and underpasses, as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying
spots. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams will also occur,
possibly flooding low water crossings and farmland. Do not attempt to
travel across flooded roads. Turn around, dont drown.
Please report flood water flowing over roads or threatening property,
or landslides to the National Weather Service by calling toll free,
1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet
it using hashtag nwsgsp. your message should describe the event and
the specific location where it occurred.
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