The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for parts of Southwest Georgia, after three inches of rain fell within a span of two hours on Tuesday afternoon. Light rain began mid-morning Tuesday, but the heavy downpour began shortly after noon. Several lightning strikes and long rolls of thunder could be seen and heard around 1 p.m. It was still thundering as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and another 1-2 inches of rain are expected to fall this afternoon.
From Bainbridge Public Safety’s Facebook Page:
“Bainbridge Public Safety and the City of Bainbridge are dealing with flooded roads and accidents as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Several roads are being barricaded for the safety of motorists. Please do not drive if not absolutely necessary, and if you do, Public Safety urges you to drive slowly and avoid areas of standing water.”
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
211 PM EDT TUE SEP 8 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA...
* UNTIL 415 PM EDT
* AT 208 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
HEAVY RAIN FROM SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER DECATUR
COUNTY. OVER THE LAST HOUR...3 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN SOME
LOCATIONS WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF HOURS. THIS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING ACROSS THE
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
STEINHAM STORE...LYNN...DECATUR CO A/P...ELDORENDO AND CYRENE.
A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS
OCCURRING OR EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.