Posted: Monday, April 7th 2014 at 10:18am
Heavy rain drenches north Georgia
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Heavy rain drenched the metro Atlanta and much of the rest of north Georgia Monday morning, slowing traffic and prompting flood warnings.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued flash flood warnings for Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, and Heard counties through 1:15 p.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported rainfall totals through 7 a.m. of 1.36 inches in Marietta, 1.48 inches at Atlanta's airport, 2.68 inches in Alpharetta, 2.79 inches in Cartersville, 2.82 inches in Dunwoody and 3.01 inches in Dallas.
Rainfall amounts approached four inches in Helen in White County by 10 a.m.; in Gainesville, 2.17 inches of rain had fallen, while in Dawsonville, forecasters recorded 2.92 inches and Buford record 2.4 inches.
Rain was expected to continue for much of the day.
To the west, in central Alabama, people had to be evacuated from a mobile home park and rescued from their vehicles because of flooding.
Georgia Power reported that about 3,000 of its customers were without power at 10 a.m.
WDUN's B.J. Williams contributed to this report.
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