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Flash flood watch issued for area
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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, including Liberty, Bryan and Long counties.
The service's Charleston office issued the watch into this evening, citing the 1-4 inches of rain that fell on the area yesterday afternoon-evening and the possibility of another 2-3 inches possible through this evening.
"The combination of heavy rainfall and saturated grounds will enhance the risk for flash flooding," the watch said.
Mike Hodges, director of the Liberty/Hinesville Emergency Management Agency, said his office is monitoring developments.
The NWS said the danger of flooding is worse in low-lying and poor-drainage areas, as well as in cities' downtowns and along the coast at high tide.
It suggests residents monitor forecasts and be ready to take action if conditions require it.
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