Clarkesville - The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Central Habersham County in northeastern Georgia until 12:15 pm. At 9:11 am, Gauge on the Soque river is just above flood stage due to heavy rain overnight. Some locations that will experience flooding including Clarkesville and Demorest.
The County will remain in a Flood Watch through Friday evening. Additional moderate to locally heavy rain falling on saturated soils, is producing rapid river and stream level responses. Additional rainfall totals of 1" to 2" are likely across the watch area today through Friday, most of which will be runoff. Flooding of area streams and mainstem rivers will likely inundate low-lying areas adjacent to streams, including farmland, parks, and campgrounds. Flooding is most likely along the upper French Broad River and associated tributaries. Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and road ponding. This is especially true this time of year as fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems.