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A heavy band of showers began moving in the western counties in the early part of the afternoon, dumping several inches of rain and prompting flood watches and warnings in numerous counties.

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FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Jeff Hill said that flooding is being reported in Union County after between 5 and 6 inches of rain has fallen. Some roads were reportedly underwater, while water was up to some home foundations.

A state of emergency has been declared in Flowery Branch, where flooding has forced the city to close Cantrell Street where it crosses Flowery Branch Creek.

Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott checked on several spots known to flood in his county.

A downed tree took out several power poles and left a Smyrna neighborhood without power. Drivers were urged to avoid id Church at Flagler streets as crews worked to clear the scene and restore power.

In Towns County, there are reports that four county roads are closed due to flooding: Settlement, Winchester Creek, Kirby and Crisp roads. Two are reportedly washed out, while two are completely impassable according to county management.

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