Local flash flooding possible

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Chatham Emergency Management Agency warns of significant rainfall over the weekend which may result in flash floods.

"Good News: Hurricane Joaquin will remain far out in the Atlantic," says a CEMA spokesperson.

"Bad News: The system keeping Joaquin in the Atlantic is sitting just off shore and is expected to bring heavy rains over the weekend."

CEMA says, "This low pressure system is expected to impact our area Friday afternoon, dropping three to seven inches of rain over a 24-hour period. Significant flooding is expected and will make some roads impassable. Chatham County has been placed in a Flash Flood Watch that will remain in effect until Sunday Afternoon. Chatham County residents, especially those living in areas vulnerable to flooding are urged to remain vigilant and take steps now to protect their families and property."


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