Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
4:15 am EDT, Wed., Oct. 14, 2009

… FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA… EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHEAST GEORGIA… NORTHWEST GEORGIA AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS MORNING WILL DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED… WITH LOCALIZED VALUES OF UP TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE… GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM LA GRANGE… TO MACON AND LOUISVILLE.

* SEVERAL RIVERS AND CREEKS REMAIN NEAR OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AFTER RECENT RAINS… AND SOILS ARE SATURATED. ADDITIONAL MODERATE RAINFALL TODAY WILL RESULT IN RAPID RISES… AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD… REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND… DO NOT DROWN!

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.