Flooding in the Mountains of North Carolina & North Georgia

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Murphy, NC (WDEF) – Flood warnings continue through the area on Wednesday.

Most rivers and major streams are predicted to crest at or slightly above flood stage, which will create minor flooding.

The worst flooding so far has been in the mountains, and in McMinn County.

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The video was taken by Charles Bryson in Murphy, NC at Christian Love Ministries off Highway 64.

The Sheriff’s department in Cherokee County reports that at least one family was flooded from their home near the Hiwassee River this morning.


Ellijay, Ga (WDEF) – Schools were cancelled in Fannin & Gilmer counties because of flooding in the north Georgia mountains on Wednesday morning.

One home was damaged by a rock slide.

We found these photos posted on Instagram from Ellijay.


 Driveway on Flat Branch getting washed away. Thanks to Patti Stover Allen. 


Entrance to Coosawatee- Gilmer Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Lower Tails Creek Rd.


McMinn County, TN (WDEF) School was also cancelled on Wednesday in McMinn County because of flooding conditions in the morning.

These Instagram photos were posted by Sheriff Joe Guy from around the county.


McMinn Co. Road 881 at Conasauga Creek


Hwy 39 at the railroad underpass in Riceville.

A section of Hwy 305