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Wet weekend
Heavy rains prompt flood warnings
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Heavy rains have prompted a series of flash flood warnings for Bryan County that began late Saturday night.

The most recent warning was issued early Sunday morning and was in effect until noon, but with more rain in the forecast the warnings may be extended longer.

 "There's a potential for another 4-5 inches of rain today (Sunday)" said Jim Anderson, director of Bryan County's Emergency Management Agency. "Hopefully by eight tonight (Sunday night) most of it will be moved out of the way."

The heaviest rain was expected to fall east oF I-95, Anderson said.

Though the entire county was listed under the most recent flash flood warning, Anderson said there were instances of stranded motorists in the Richmond Hill area Saturday night and noted flooded roads were occuring in most of the subdivisions east of I-95.

He suggested people stay off the roads if possible.

"People need to stay at home if they don't have to get out and drive," he said. "A foot of water can move a vehicle or cause it to stall out."

Forecasters at Savannah's WTOC reported roughly 2-4 inches of rain had fallen over the area while as much as 12 inches of rain fell between Wilmington and Tybee Island.




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