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Posted: October 12, 2009 11:46 a.m.

Flood warning issued for Newton County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead from this afternoon until Wednesday evening.

At 10 a.m. Monday the stage was 6.0 feet - the flood stage for the Yellow River is above 11.0 feet. The forecast is for the river to rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to rise to near 15.9 feet by tomorrow morning. At 16.0 feet, moderate flooding begins.

In newton county, Riverside Estates Travel and Mobile Home Park is expected to experience significant flooding. Trailers must be moved to higher ground and several mobile homes will flood. Evacuations may be needed.

The river will fall below flood stage by early afternoon Wednesday.


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