Chattooga County Receives 10+ Inches Of Rain In 8 Hour Period
Chattooga County saw torrential rains overnight and into early Sunday morning that brought devasting flash flooding conditions along with it. Most estimates had the county receving anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of rainfall from midnight to around 8 or 9am Sunday morning as a passing weather system became stalled over Chattooga County. Some estimates have been as high as 12 inches of rainfall. Downtown Summerville and Trion were some of the hardest hit areas as many downtown businesses in Summerville, especially on the southern end of town, reported several inches to over three feet of water in some buildings.
Trion Mayor Lanny Thomas stated that many Trion residents were being evacuated by boat and there were reports of multiple cars submerged.
As many local creeks and streams were overcome with raging waters, countless roads and bridges became impassable with many reports of sections of roads buckling and washing away creating extremely dangerous driving conditions on Sunday.
~Report from AM1180 Chattooga County Radio on Dangerous Weather Situation over the Weekend