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Forsyth County under flash flood warning
severe weather

As many residents likely know thanks to a phone warning, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has announced a flash flood warning for Forsyth County and surrounding areas.

The warning, which was announced about 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday announced flash flood warnings for Forsyth, Lumpkin, Dawson and southeastern Gilmer counties.  The warning will remain in effect until 11:15 p.m. on Monday.

Per the warning, several drivers have reported water over waterways “in an area that received up to three inches of heavy rain.” Another half to full inch of rain is expected this evening.

State officials recommend to turn around when encountering flooded roads and to report flooding to local law enforcement.

Earlier in the day, flash flood warnings were given for Cherokee, Cobb, Pickens, Paulding, northwestern Carroll, Haralson, southeastern Floyd, northeastern Fulton, Pickens, Polk and Bartow counties. That warning is set to expire at 10:30 p.m. 

In the city of Johns Creek, Buice Road is closed between Farmbrook Lane and Twingate Drive due to heavy rain and excesive water.