Rain floods streets in Savannah, surrounding area

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A slow-moving storm brought street flooding to the Hostess City and surrounding area Friday afternoon.

A flash flood advisory was in effect in Chatham County and surrounding counties for several hours.

Although not uncommon, flooded roads still pose a threat as evidenced by the many cars that flooded or stalled during the afternoon.

The Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) responded to Georgetown with high-water vehicles in the Knightsbridge area. They have not reported any rescues but officers were on standby just in case.

“People living in the area are advised to stay home and not venture out,” CCPD stated. “Those who are not at home right now, but need to return, will be directed by officers on the scene about how to safely do so.

Over in Richmond Hill, some roads were left impassable. Coastal Sunrise’s own Ben Katko said he had to leave his car and walk home with his son.

The rain is expected to stick around throughout the weekend with scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon.

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