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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Record rainfall has falled in parts of North Georgia, as much as 20 inches in four days in some places. People have been rescued throughout the day from their homes and cars.

Kids are stranded at some schools in metro atlanta because they are surrounded by water.

The rain is continuing to fall and more is right behind it in Alabama. Dozens of roads in metro Atlanta remain impassable tonight and at least 11,000 Georgia Power customers are without electricity.  

Emergency management officials in Albany are keeping a close watch on North Georgia flooding to see what, if any, impact it will have on our rivers and streams.

EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught has already gotten phone calls from people who lived through the flood of 1994 and are worried about the possibility of the Flint flooding. While the river has risen slightly, forecasts show the rain up north will have little to no impact here. 

"As it is right now, we're not remotely close to flood stage. It's 6'8", anticipated to go to 7", we're 13 feet below the beginning of concern,"  said Vaught.  

Vaught says he will continue to follow river and stream forecasts, but he doesn't expect any danger to our area.

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