FLOOD WARNING

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Grady County, and local emergency officials urge people to stay off rain-slicked roadways.
Grady County Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Ellis says driving conditions are hazardous in Grady County today and that emergency officials have already had to respond to multiple car accidents some due to hydroplaning on the wet roads.
Ellis says Grady County had already received more than three inches of rain by 2 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service additional rainfall of three to five inches are possible today.
Ellis says firefighters with the city along with the county volunteer departments are monitoring low lying areas in Cairo and Grady County for flooding.
In its Flash Flood Warning, the National Weather Service states most flood deaths occur in automobiles, and warns motorists to never drive into areas where water covers the roadway. “Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road,” it states.
The Cairo Messenger will provide further updates as warranted.

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