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Flash flooding reported in Houston County

WARNER ROBINS — Flash flooding was reported in Warner Robins Sunday night due to heavy rain, a Houston County sheriff’s 911 operator says.

Between 4 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday, Robins Air Force Base recorded 4.49 inches of rain. Middle Georgia Regional Airport received 4.23 inches of rain for Macon during the same time period.

Sgt. Jim Adams, 911 supervisor urged motorists to use caution.

Some of the areas experiencing heavy flash flooding include Houston Lake Road and Watson Boulevard near The Galleria, U.S. 41 and Sandefur Road, and Corder Road and Peacock Drive, Adams said. A portion of Peacock Drive was closed to traffic, he said.

Nate Mayes, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, said Houston County residents can expect rain to continue Monday, with a 90 percent chance of rain. Temperature are expected Monday in the mid 70s. The forecast is the same for Bibb County, he said.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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