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Stephen B. Morton / AP

Savannah is trying a new way to keep storm drains from clogging: having volunteers "adopt a drain."

 

The city is famous for its tree-lined streets.

 

But all the trees and Spanish moss also make for a lot of debris, which can clog stormwater drains and damage water quality.

 

So, the volunteer Savannah Trash Warriors and the civic technology group Open Savannah pitched an idea: let residents adopt their local drain and keep it clear.

National Weather Service Atlanta

The wet weather over the last week brought more than rain to the South. Record-setting rainfall was recorded in Alabama and Tennessee. In Georgia, a tornado touched down in Coweta County. Also, a flood warning remains in effect until further notice for the Coosa River near plant Hammond in Floyd County.

Accuweather.com

The track of several storms over the next couple of weeks will bring rounds of drenching rain to the Interstate-95 corridor in the South and raise the risk of flooding in Atlanta and other cities, according to Accuweather.com.

Following rounds of rain this weekend, multiple storms will then follow next week and raise the risk of flooding in parts of the South.

U.S. Geological Survey

Emergency crews are working to get some White County roads reopened after severe flooding earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms dropped more than 14 inches in the last week and more is on the way Friday through the weekend. Forecasters warn of a "hazardous weather outlook," with the possibility of damaging winds and hail in the afternoon.