Heavy rain brings repeat flooding in north Georgia - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

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.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:53:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
  • Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

    Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:52:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...

    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

    More >>

    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

    More >>
  • Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

    Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:41:35 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:51:33 GMT
    There have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with South Korea.There have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with South Korea.

    The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim...

    More >>

    The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly