2 killed, 1 missing as storms drench southeast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
At least two people have died in floodwaters in Georgia.

(Photo by Stephanie Franks) Torrential rains caused Salado Creek flow OVER the Main Street Bridge in Downtown Salado on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

Atlanta (AP) - At least two people have died in floodwaters in Georgia.

Emergency workers in suburban Atlanta found a woman dead in her sunken vehicle after it was swept off a road by flooding.

Authorities also say a man west of the city died after his vehicle was washed off a road into a creek. A state emergency management official is urging residents to stay home if they don't have to drive.

Elsewhere in the rain-soaked southeast, firefighters in Chattanooga, Tenn., say a man is presumed to have drowned after a powerful current pulled him into a flooded culvert.

Rescuers found two men clinging to a chain-link fence in fast-moving water late last night. One of them was saved, but the other man was swept away as he tried to grab a garden hose thrown by a neighbor.

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