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Massive rainfall floods So. GA (with Slideshow)

Williams Park in Cordele is covered with water Williams Park in Cordele is covered with water
The truck was half submerged on Flint Avenue The truck was half submerged on Flint Avenue
Powerlines were downed in Ochlocknee Powerlines were downed in Ochlocknee
Trees down in Ochlocknee Trees down in Ochlocknee
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Fire officials asked drivers to stay off the roads as much as possible, as large amounts of rain created floods in several areas of the county, so use caution.

Most of the WALB area is under a tornado watch until 2:00PM.

Firefighters say elderly woman and her husband were driving in Thomasville, when a tree fell on their van. The husband was driving and is not hurt. The woman was in the passenger seat, and was taken to Archbold memorial with minor injuries.

Flash flooding is acute in some parts of Cordele, near the hospital.

The following Albany streets are flooded: The 800 block of 7th Avenue, the 700 block of Flint Avenue, the 1500 block of South Jefferson Street, 800 block of Broad Avenue, Kingswood & Gillionville Road, Davis Street & Pine Avenue, and the 1200 block of North Westover Blvd.

Emergency crews had to rescue a driver in the 700 block of Flint Avenue when his vehicle was trapped in standing water.

Public works crews are out blocking off flooded streets.

Trees and powerlines were knocked down in Ochlocknee.

The Associated Press says that more than 50 counties in south Georgia early Wednesday morning are under a tornado watch as thunderstorms continue in many parts of the state.

In metro Atlanta, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for areas along Big Creek near Alpharetta, where minor flooding is expected.

In northwest Georgia, emergency managers are reporting trees and power lines down in Whitfield and Murray counties.

Across the South, severe storms killed at least four people, flipped over cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.

In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency for two southeastern counties where officials say four people died in the storms and as many as 50 people were hurt.



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