Heavy rain brings repeat flooding in north Georgia - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Heavy rain brings repeat flooding in north Georgia

ELLIJAY, GA (CBS46) -

For the second time in less than a week, residents in north Georgia were forced to evacuate their homes and businesses because of rising water levels in creeks and streams. In one case, residents in Gilmer County were stranded in their neighborhood when the only road in or out collapsed.

For the residents of the Clear Creek Acres community, it's a familiar story. Their main road washed out on Aug. 1 in the midst of heavy rain and a rising, rushing creek. Wednesday morning, the temporary road they'd built washed out as the creek again rose following heavy rain.

"We're pretty much going to be stranded until this water goes down enough," said Bruce Channell. "It's very frustrating because you never know at this point in time whether you can get in or out."

The main road to the neighborhood is a private road, and is not maintained by the county. Emergency responders said they had a plan in place to help people in the subdivision should they have an urgent crisis.

Elsewhere, the Build an Ark rescue ranch for farm animals in Ellijay had to evacuate due to the threat of a nearby creek flooding. Volunteers there said that with all the recent rain, any further precipitation would likely lead to a serious flooding situation, because the ground is so saturated.

"With more rain, it's going to rise right back up again," said volunteer Dennis Patterson. "We've already had to move several animals from the low side."

Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:12:39 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
  • Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:08:34 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly