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Flood Warning for Armuchee Creek

November 11, 2018--6:09 p.m.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Armuchee Creek near Armuchee until further notice.

At 4:45 PM Tuesday the stage was 19 feet...and rising.

Flood stage is 19 feet.

At 19 feet, minor flooding of woodlands, fields, and pastures begins along the creek upstream and downstream from the gage on Old Dalton Road.

Flood Warnings are also in effect for the Coosa River near Rome Mayos Bar Lock and Dam Park affecting Floyd County and the Oostanaula River near Calhoun affecting Gordon County.

Recent heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers which will cause flooding in some areas.

All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts.

Much of the state is also under a Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through Thursday morning, including Floyd, Gordon, Bartow, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties.  

A strong upper-level low-pressure system in combination with deep tropical moisture and saturated soils will set up the potential for flooding and flash flooding across a large portion of North and Central Georgia on Wednesday through Thursday morning.

Rainfall will increase in intensity through the day Wednesday across the watch area with an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain likely with isolated higher amounts possible.

The heaviest rainfall is anticipated in the afternoon through the early evening hours.

Due to the heavy rainfall the past several days, many creeks and streams are already near or above bankfull.

Creeks and rivers could rise out of their banks, closing roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms.

High water may not recede until well after the rain has ended.

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.