Macon, Georgia: Flash Flood Warning After 2.9 Inches of Rain Fall in Downtown Over Two Hours

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A flash flooding has been issued for multiple counties in Georgia as downtown Macon was hit with 2.9 inches of rain over the past two hours, the National Weather Service said at 8:55 p.m.

The warning is for north central Houston, east central Crwaford, Bibb, northeastern Peach, and west central Twiggs counties, said the service. It is currently in effect through 11:30 p.m.

No pictures have been sent out through social media from Macon, so it’s unclear how serious the situation there is at the moment.

Payne City is included in the warning.

The service says that excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots.

If you see significant flooding you can call the service at 1-866-763-4466 or tweet the report using the hashtag #gawx.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.