Areas outlined in orange and red have the greatest potential for flash flooding late Thursday into Friday. ▪ Red = Moderate Risk. Flash Flooding is likely within this region

(Cleveland)- There is still a lot of concern for the effects of Hurricane Sally in northeast Georgia. The National Weather Service provided an update to county officials around the state earlier today and forecasters said the north and northeast side of the hurricane track will have the greatest potential for heavy rain and flooding.

That means our area could see from 6 to 8 inches of rain with these amounts mostly accumulating on Thursday into Friday.

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy has advised all county agencies that they need to prepare for a response and recovery from flooding events, and to review their operational plans. Major County and City of Helen and Cleveland officials have been asked to attend a Wednesday morning weather service briefing to get a better idea of what the system could present for the area. 

All residents are urged to keep updated on the latest forecast and if you live in a low area prone to flooding you should have an emergency plan in place.   

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area that will be in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning because of the potential of heavy rain.  

After the remnants of Sally move out of Georgia on Friday, the weekend and early next week will be sunny, cool, and fall-like.