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Posted: August 1, 2013 8:27 a.m.

Flood warning issued in north Georgia mountains

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters issued flash flood warnings for parts of north Georgia as a cluster of showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain.

The National Weather Service said a flash flood warning for Gilmer County would be in effect until noon Thursday. Communities covered in the warning included Ellijay, Talking Rock and Talona.

In Pickens County, Sheriff's Lt. Kris Stancil tells WXIA-TV that a mudslide washed over part of Burnt Mountain Road, and a bridge on another part of the road was impassable because of high water. Firefighters in that county say a mobile home near Jasper had to be evacuated because of flooding.

In Gilmer County, an emergency manager that a swift water rescue was taking place Thursday morning at a home on Avery Drive. Details of that situation were not immediately available.

 
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