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Nearly a foot of rain falls in Helen leaving the area flooded

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Residents in White County are cleaning up after days of rain in the north Georgia mountains and a rare flash flood emergency.

Such an emergency -- which was attached to a flash flood warning -- was issued to highlight a particularly dangerous situation in the county, which is about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta.

CBS46 Radar estimated more than 10 inches of rain just south of Helen, Ga. in a two-day period ending Thursday evening. 

Helen Police Chief Brian Stephens said that the Chattahoochee River levels have started to go down, and they are hoping it stays that way.

"We weren't expecting any of this water," said Daniela Sequera. "We wanted to do rafting or tubing or [a] water park, but looks like we can't do anything." 

His advice to those living and visiting in the city is not to drive through flooded roads if heavy rain starts, and he recommends staying out of the water.

Even those who live and work here are shocked.

"On the sidewalk over here, it eroded part of our sidewalk. The trees have been uprooted," said Jr. Hurst.

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