Update as of 8:30 p.m.
More flooding has been reported around the Melissa Lane area, but so far no immediate reports of widespread flooding have been forthcoming. Have weather photos? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previously posted at 5 p.m.:
Another round of afternoon storms remains over Cedartown in the form of rain at the moment, but earlier this afternoon local residents experienced such a downpour it began flooding in low level areas, including one home on Delano Street.
Polk County Public Safety director Randy Lacey said a woman was moved from her house at the corner of Delano and Hodges streets around 3:45 p.m. as water began coming through a back door.
"They were about to issue another severe thunderstorm warning, so EMS moved her out of the house," he said.
Water in the area has gone down since rain stopped briefly, but Cedartown is going through a second round of showers approaching the 5 p.m. hour.
"The whole subdivision around Franklin Road was flooded, and we cut the gas off to the houses because we were concerned that since more rain was moving into the area, it might become a bigger problem," Lacey said.
Flooding also took a toll on the Cedartown High School softball field, according to Principal Darrell Wetherington. He said the flooding was not caused by ongoing construction work on drainage and the new College and Career Academy, since a retaining pond has been built temporarily to hold water until the drainage work is done.
Along with the flooding, trees were knocked down on Burkhalter Road between the Davis Road and Lake Creek Road intersections. They also went down and have blocked Pine Pitch Road area.
Work crews were out to clear the area.