Governor declares emergency due to flooding in northwest Georgia

'Rare' heavy rain in northwest Georgia prompts state of emergency, flooding homes and roads

Flood warnings issued for parts of Georgia

Heavy rain and thunderstorms overwhelmed streets and homes in northwest Georgia on Sunday, making the district an even more vulnerable state with more than 10 inches of rain in 12 hours.

Flood warnings are still on in parts of north Georgia following the weekend deluge that prompted Gov. Brian Kemp to declare a state of emergency.

Georgia's governor declared a state of emergency in two counties as heavy rains lashed the state's northwest, flash flooding that inundated homes and roads on Sunday.

The big picture: The National Weather Service issued flood watches and warnings for parts of Georgia through Monday due to the storm.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in Chattooga and Floyd counties in response to "severe flooding" in the area.

Meanwhile, the city of Summerville issued a boil water advisory for all residents.