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Isaac could bring flooding, twisters to SW Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac will bring the threat of flooding and tornadoes to the southwest corner of Georgia.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee said 5 to 7 inches of rain is possible in parts of southwest Georgia. A flash flood watch has been issued for several counties through Tuesday morning.

Officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said parts of south Georgia have seen above average rainfall in the past several weeks, and many creeks and streams are at capacity.

Forecasters say there's also a possibility of tornadoes in a region of southwest Georgia that includes Albany and areas to the south and west of that city.

The storm has been on a track similar to Hurricane Katrina's path in 2005, which contributed to 16 tornadoes across Georgia.