Kemp Issues State Of Emergency In All Counties South Of I-20

Mar 5, 2020

The seemingly nonstop rain has led Gov. Brian Kemp to declare on Thursday a state of emergency in counties south of I-20.

Lake Lanier was 4 feet above full pool on Monday, and water levels in the past weeks have been the highest since the 1960s, GPB News previously reported. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service expected up to 6 inches of rain in parts of Middle Georgia this week.

The past seven days have been quite wet across much of the South and central U.S., NWS said.