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DeKalb under flash flood watch, rain projected through Aug. 16

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DeKalb under flash flood watch, rain projected through Aug. 16

McLendon Road is currently closed. Photo provided by Brook Hewitt
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McLendon Road is currently closed. Photo provided by Brook Hewitt

The National Weather Service says that DeKalb County is currently under a flash flood watch, and the Weather Channel forecasts rain in our area through Aug. 16.

There’s some storm related damage reported. There’s a tree down on McLendon Drive and numerous homes in Scottdale have lost power. The road is closed as of 11:45 a.m., Aug. 2. If you have any other storm-related damage reports, let us know at [email protected]

To see Georgia Power’s outage map, click here.

According to the national weather service, the flash flood watch is in effect until Friday morning.

“Periods of heavy rainfall will continue today as deep tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico streams northward across much of Georgia,” the National Weather Service says. “On average, an additional one to two inches of rainfall is expected within the watch area. However, locally higher amounts around 3 inches are possible. Several creeks and rivers could rise out of their banks closing roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may not recede until well after the rain has ended.”

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