Parts of Bainbridge and Decatur County were experiencing flash flooding due to a heavy rainstorm that began at about 7:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Decatur County was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:15 p.m., according to Decatur-Grady E-911. The National Weather Service reported approximately 4 inches of rain has fallen in Decatur County since the storm began. Someone also reported to the NWS that there was a tree on a power line off Georgia 97 South, approximately two miles northeast of Faceville.
At 8:45 p.m., the Faceville and Recovery communities in southwestern Decatur County were experiencing flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service’s Tallahassee, Fla., office.
The storm appeared to be moving from the northeast to the southwest, toward the Florida Big Bend. Heavy rainfall was also affecting Seminole and Grady counties in particular at about 9 p.m.
Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Nigel Hurst said his department had not responded to any significant weather-related calls, other than observing lots of water on the roadways.
We will continue to provide updates on Wednesday night’s storms, continue to check here and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sowegalive, where we will post any additional weather alerts.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... SOUTH CENTRAL DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA... * UNTIL 1115 PM EDT * AT 809 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN WHICH WILL CAUSE FLOODING. OVER 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN SO FAR. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... RECOVERY AND FACEVILLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.