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Heavy rain expected in Dawson County due to Hurricane Delta
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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP)

Heavy rain is expected to be the main threat in North Georgia over the weekend as Hurricane Delta makes it's way inland. 

In a series of Facebook posts on Friday afternoon, Dawson County officials warned that rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected in North and Northeast Georgia and may lead to flash flooding concerns. 

"Please stay weather aware," the post said. 


Hurricane Delta is expected to continue to weaken after making landfall in Louisiana, according to Ryan Willis, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office. 

“It will be at a much-weakened state by the time it does affect the area,” Willis said. “The main impact is increasing rain coverage over the weekend, which could be on the heavier side.” 

For up to date weather alerts through the weekend, local residents can visit the Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services on Facebook or Twitter. 

Residents can also sign up to receive Dawson County emergency notifications straight to their phone by visiting www.dawsoncounty.org/emergency/page/emergency-notification.

Gainesville Times Reporter Kelsey Podo contributed to this report. 

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