Heavy rains, flood waters hit metro Atlanta

All of metro Atlanta has experienced ongoing heavy rainfall since early Tuesday, which has led to some significant runoffs into streams across the metro area.

ATLANTA - All of metro Atlanta has experienced ongoing heavy rainfall since early Tuesday, which has led to some significant runoffs into streams across the metro area.

While flood warnings have been issued for a number of areas, and high water has been experienced in several areas across the metro area, 11Alive's Chesley McNeil points out that with the heavy rain expected to continue, floods can happen with little notice across metro Atlanta.

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A flash flood warning for portions of Fulton, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties ended at noon, while a general flood warning for Nancy Creek near Buckhead and Chamblee ended later in the afternoon.

On Nancy Creek in Buckhead, the flood stage of 11 feet had been reached by 9 am, and was continuing to rise, starting to flood residential yards and areas along the creek between Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Chastain Park. In Dunwoody, workers at Saul Nursery were left having to move equipment and plants out of the way of rising flood waters, and waters could be seen rising across ball fields at the Sandy Springs YMCA along Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

A tree fell along Moores Mill Road near Peachtree Creek in northwest Atlanta, striking two cars and knocking over power lines. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Chesley cautions viewers to be prepared for additional heavy rains throughout the remainder of the day on Wednesday, with more showers and thundershowers expected through the rest of the week. 

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