Nearly six inches of rain has fallen since the weekend over Northwest Georgia. With the rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday the Chattooga River was pushed to its banks. Chattooga County EMA Director Eddie Henderson told AM 1180 on Wednesday evening that officials would continue to monitor the Chattooga River and Armuchee Creek.
Other areas of the county saw some localized flooding problems, and Chattooga County Public Works Director Lamar Canada closed two county roads: Buck Gardner Road in Alpine and Giles Road in Teloga.
With rain saturated ground, more showers overnight on Wednesday continued to cause concern for area creeks, rivers and streams. The National Weather Service continues a local River Flood Warning for the Chattooga River in Chattooga County. At 4:45 AM the USGS recording station at the Chattooga River Bridge in Summerville was at 17.51 feet.