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Deep South Flooding

By: associated press
By: associated press

ATLANTA (AP) - At least two people have died in floodwaters in Georgia.

Emergency workers in suburban Atlanta found a woman dead in her sunken vehicle after it was swept off a road by flooding.

Authorities also say a man west of the city died after his vehicle
was washed off a road into a creek. A state emergency management
official is urging residents to stay home if they don't have to
drive.

Elsewhere in the rain-soaked Southeast, firefighters in
Chattanooga, Tenn., say a man is presumed to have drowned after a
powerful current pulled him into a flooded culvert.

Rescuers found two men clinging to a chain-link fence in fast-moving water late last night. One of them was saved, but the other man was swept away as he tried to grab a garden hose thrown by a neighbor.

(Oscar Note: Rain has been as heavy over the last several days and especially the last 24 hours over much of west central and north central Alabama Numerous fllod warnings and watches are in effect for those areas.)

UPDATE:

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities are searching for a toddler swept away in a rain-swollen creek in west Georgia as heavy rains and thunderstorms claimed at least 2 other lives in the Southeast.

Authorities in Carroll County, near the Alabama line, say the child went missing at around 4 a.m. Monday.

Emergency Management Director Tim Padgett did not know the child's gender or exact age, but estimated the child to be around 2 years old.

At least two other people have died in floodwaters in Georgia and another is missing in Tennessee as rows of thunderstorms
drenched the Southeast.

Forecasters issued flood alerts for parts of Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia after days of storms that have saturated the ground. As much as 20 inches had fallen in three days in the Atlanta area.


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