Northwest Georgia floods trigger emergency declaration.

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Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in Chattooga and Floyd counties on Sunday. He directed state resources to help with "preparation, reaction, and recovery."

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Flooding of urban areas, roadways, and waterways was reported by the National Weather Service due to rainfall rates of up to an inch per hour.

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According to the instruction that Kemp issued, there may have been as much as 24 centimeters of rainfall in the area.

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This is a deadly scenario. The organisation advised residents to remain put until told to leave due to floods or another emergency.

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A "flash flood emergency" has been declared for Chattooga County, which includes the communities of Summerville and Lyerly as well as James H. Floyd State Park.

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This emergency declaration was made earlier today. A flash flood watch was also in effect for Floyd County, which is located further to the south.

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At 3:10 in the afternoon, as another round of emergency rains reached the area, the agency advised local residents to avoid traveling unless it was absolutely necessary.

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Summerville customers are urged to boil their water due to recent flash floods at the Raccoon Creek Filter facility.

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