Emergency declared as flash flooding hits northwest Georgia
Thunderstorms and heavy rain pounded parts of northwest Georgia on Sunday, sparking flash flooding in some areas. Local news reports showed roads under water and homeowners struggling to keep water out.
A flash flood emergency in northwestern Georgia is at least a 1-in-200 year event
Rainfall in parts of northwest Georgia Sunday has been so heavy, CNN Weather estimates it is at least a one-in-200 year event.Radar estimated rainfall of 8 to 10.5 inches across a large swath of Chattooga County from Saturday night into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service office in Atlanta.The area, including Summerville, Lyerly and the James H. Floyd State Park, is under a flash flood emergen…