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Georgia officials anxiously watching Lee

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia emergency officials are keeping a close watch on Tropical Storm Lee as it churns north, unleashing rain around the South and spawning spinoff tornadoes and fears of inland flooding.

Ken Davis of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency says the forecast for Georgia isn't dire but said the agency is watching to see if it changes.

He said first responders are able to take "appropriate measures" if the forecast changes.

The vast, soggy storm system spent hours during the weekend hovering in the northernmost Gulf of Mexico. Its slow crawl to the north gave more time for its drenching rain bands to pelt a wide swath of vulnerable coastline.

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