Weather Update: Flood extended until Thursday morning

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Update: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

The Flash Flood Watch has been extended until Thursday morning. Rain is expected to pick up Tuesday evening. State tuned for possible River Flooding or Flash Flooding Warnings.

Update: 8:30 p.m. Monday – Nov. 12

The National Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the Alcovy River Near Lawrenceville. From this evening until Further Notice. At 6:15 p.m. the State was at 8;5 ft and rising. Flood Stage is at 9 p.m. Flood state is at 9 ft. Minor flooding begins at woodlands upstream and downstream from the River Gauge at New Hope Road.More Information

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN GEORGIA… ALCOVY RIVER NEAR LAWRENCEVILLE AFFECTING GWINNETT AND WALTON COUNTIES . RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF INTO STREAMS AND RIVERS WHICH WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN SOME AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… ALL PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS…AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. THE LATEST STAGE DATA WAS FURNISHED IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL

The Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Flood Watch for portions of Georgia, including  Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties through Wednesday morning. Heavy rain is expected during that period with 2 to 3 inches likely with locally higher amounts possible. Several creeks and rivers could rise out of the banks. Roads could be closed with impacts on homes, businesses and farms. High water could remain until rain has ended.

A flood watch means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. State alert for possible flood warnings.

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