JASPER, Georgia. (AP) - Authorities have issued flash flooding warnings in the north Georgia mountains, where heavy rains were once again prompting fears of flooding.
The National Weather Service said the latest warnings -- which cover Pickens and Gilmer counties and western Dawson County -- would be in effect until 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Earlier warnings covered other parts of Dawson County and portions of Lumpkin and Cherokee counties.
Forecasters say slow-moving thunderstorms in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday were dumping heavy rain in the region.
The Pickens County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday morning that water was over Church Street and Burton Street in the town of Jasper, about 60 miles north of Atlanta.
Residents in Pickens and Gilmer counties are still cleaning up after severe flooding one week ago.