CLARKESVILLE - The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flood Advisory for Habersham County in northeastern Georgia until 9:00 pm. Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have fallen since 6AM.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Clayton, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Mount Airy, Alto, Mountain City, Tiger and Dillard.
Heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in urban areas, streets and underpasses, as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams will also occur, possibly flooding low water crossings and farmland. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Turn around, don't drown.
Only when it is safe to do so, please report floodwaters or landslides flowing over roads or threatening property to the National Weather Service by calling toll-free, 1-800-267-8101, by
posting on our Facebook page, or via Twitter using hashtag #NWSGSP. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred, including roadways, nearby cross streets, stream
names, and other landmarks.