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Storm prompts flood, tornado watches throughout Georgia

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ATLANTA — Heavy rain has drenched much of Georgia and the storm prompted the National Weather Service to issue a series of severe weather advisories.

Forecasters issued flash flood watches and warnings covering parts of north, central and western Georgia that were expected to expire Monday evening. Forecasters say up to 3 inches of rain has fallen in some areas, and an additional 1 to 2 inches is expected to fall later in the day.

A tornado watch for portions of middle and eastern Georgia was expanded Monday afternoon to include 24 southeast Georgia counties. Cities including Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick, Waycross and St. Marys were forecast to remain under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

Georgia Power reported that about 1,405 of its customers were without power early Monday afternoon.

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