A two-year-old boy has been found dead in Georgia after floodwaters swept him from his father's arms, and authorities say at least four others have died across the Southeast as rains drench the area.
Carroll County Deputy Coroner Ed Baskin said the boy was found Monday afternoon downstream of his family's mobile home, which was split apart by a swollen creek. The parents had been rescued as their one-year-old son clung to his mother's arms.
Three Georgia motorists died when their vehicles were swept off Atlanta-area roads, and another woman was found dead in the water. Fast-moving water also swept away a Tennessee man who went swimming in an overflowing ditch on a dare.
Forecasters issued flood alerts for parts of Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia as more rain fell after days of storms that have saturated the ground.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a toddler swept away in a rain-swollen creek in west Georgia as heavy rains and thunderstorms claimed at least 2 other lives in the Southeast.
Authorities in Carroll County, near the Alabama line, say the child went missing at around 4 a.m. Monday.
Emergency Management Director Tim Padgett did not know the child's gender or exact age, but estimated the child to be around 2 years old.
At least two other people have died in floodwaters in Georgia and another is missing in Tennessee as rows of thunderstorms drenched the Southeast.
Forecasters issued flood alerts for parts of Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia after days of storms that have saturated the ground. As much as 20 inches had fallen in three days in the Atlanta area.
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