Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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In a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Stmospheric Administration and Made at 1145 a.m. EDT Monday Aug. 27, 2012, tropical storm Isaac can be seen as it moved towards New Orleans. As Isaac approaches Louisiana on Tuesday, residents along the state's vulnerable, low-lying coast boarded up homes and fled for shelter while storm-wary residents of New Orleans were reassured that levees fortified after Katrina could withstand the anticipated hurricane. (AP Photo/NOAA)
THOMASVILLE (AP) -- Forecasters issued a flood watch for parts of southwest Georgia as Isaac brings the threat of torrential rainfall as it pushes closer to the Gulf Coast.
The National Weather Service on Monday morning issued the flood watch for the Ochlockonee River in Georgia and Florida. Forecasters say Isaac could produce up to 5 inches of rainfall over the river basin by Wednesday morning, driving the river to minor flood stage.
In Georgia, the flood watch covers Grady and Thomas counties in the southwest corner of the state.
Forecasters say there's also a possibility of tornadoes in the southwest corner of the state. The storm has been on a track similar to Hurricane Katrina's path in 2005, which contributed to 16 tornadoes across Georgia.