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Friday April 29th, 2016 6:11AM

Deluge of rain could lead to flooding in north Ga.

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) More than two-dozen counties in north Georgia are under a flood watch as storms approach the state.

The National Weather Service issued the flood watch for the counties, which includes the northern part of the Atlanta metro area. It also covers the cities of Blairsville, Calhoun, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Dalton, Dahlonega, Gainesville and Rome.

Forecasters say rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain will be possible in the region, with isolated areas receiving even higher amounts. They say that could lead to localized flash flooding if heavy rain moves repeatedly moves over the same areas. Some flooding of creeks and rivers is also possible with the storms.
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