According to the National Weather Service, most of Polk County received over 6 inches of rain since December 23, causing widespread flooding of tributaries, streams, creeks and other waterways. The excess rain also caused several trees to uproot and collapse, snapping power lines and causing other infrastructure problems. The rain also washed out several driveways and small culverts.
Through Tuesday, the NWS expects at least 3-4 inches of additional rainfall, which could cause more problems due to the saturation of the ground.
Remember, if you come to a flooded road or water crossing, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH IT!!! It only takes a few inches of water to disable a vehicle.
There is only a slight risk of strong to severe thunderstorms for the Northwest Georgia region Monday.
Stay tuned to WGAA Radio for any severe weather updates.