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Flash Flood Warning, Thunderstorms in Suwanee

Brief power outages also are reported in the area on Sunday.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect early Sunday (May 19) in Suwanee and Gwinnett, and a flash flood warning also was in effect until Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Gwinnett area until 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Also, a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 7 a.m. for the same area.

Also, a brief power outage hit the McGinnis Ferry Road area of Suwanee early Sunday, though it was restored.

The National Weather Service flood warning read in part:

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...

STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY...THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

-- Patch will have updates on the weather situation.


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