Weather Alert Update: Flash Flood Watch continues into Tuesday for the local area

The National Weather Service has continued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of north-central, northeast and northeast Georgia, including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties into Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, 2020.

THE FIRST ROUND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN BEGAN MOVING ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY. TWO TO THREE INCHES OF TOTAL RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. WITH SATURATED SOILS AND VERY HIGH STREAMFLOWS ALREADY IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION, RUNOFF FROM THE ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL BE ENHANCED, LEADING TO A GREATER THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING. * FLASH FLOODING AND MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING OF LARGER CREEKS AND RIVERS IS EXPECTED. THIS WILL CLOSE SOME ROADS AND COULD FLOOD HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS. ALONG LARGER CREEKS AND RIVERS, FLOODING COULD LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&

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