North Georgia remains uinder a flash flood watch until noon.
Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than a foot of rain in New Orleans and spun off tornadoes elsewhere Sunday as its center came ashore in a slow crawl north that raised fears of inland flash flooding in the Deep South and beyond.
President Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey’s third-largest city, and said Sunday the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene’s wrath.
More than eight people have been confirmed dead as a result of Hurricane Irene.
Massive Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall on the U.S. on Saturday.
Georgia has not suffered a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1893.