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Douglasville, Georgia – Douglas County could experience heavy rainfall and flash flooding as Hurricane Sally is expected to make landfall on Wednesday near the Alabama, Mississippi, Florida coast. The National Weather Service Peachtree City/Atlanta Weather Forecast Office held its first special briefing for regional Emergency Management Departments Tuesday.
The latest forecast tracks excessive rainfall from Sally across our area on Thursday Night. Heavy rain and bands are predicted to move in as early as Wednesday.
Douglas County could have the greatest potential for flash flooding late Thursday into Friday.
“We have to pay close attention to the amount of rain the system will produce for us Wednesday and Thursday,” Douglas County Emergency Management Director Jason Milhollin said. “Any wind gust on top of the saturated soils could cause falling tree issues.
“We want residents to be weather aware because remnants of Hurricane Sally are predicted to impact our area,” Communications & Community Relations Director Rick Martin said. “It’s important that residents and everyone traveling through Douglas County and the surrounding areas to remember if approaching flash flooding, please remember the phrase, “turnaround, don’t drown.”