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Isaac Poses Flooding, Tornado Threats To Southwest Georgia

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In this handout satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tropical Storm Isaac moves toward the Florida coast on Aug. 26, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

In this handout satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tropical Storm Isaac moves toward the Florida coast on Aug. 26, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac will bring the threat of flooding and tornadoes to the southwest corner of Georgia.

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee said 5 to 7 inches of rain is possible in parts of southwest Georgia, with the potential for even higher amounts.

Forecasters say there’s also a possibility of tornadoes in a region of southwest Georgia that includes Albany and areas to the south and west of that city.

The storm has been on a track similar to Hurricane Katrina’s path in 2005, which contributed to 16 tornadoes across Georgia.

Isaac was churning over the open Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it was expected to intensify into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana and Florida and close to the seventh anniversary of Katrina.

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