Paulk-Buchanan said only one home was damaged in Pickens County.
Where the damage was done, neighbors pitched in to help residents affected by the floods with clean-up.
Well water used by some residents for drinking and washing may have been contaminated by the floods. A water advisory was issued around 3 p.m. Friday for fewer than 200 Gilmer County residents living near Clear Creek and Turkey Creek who use well water, Paulk-Buchanan said.
“If they think their well water may have been contaminated, they should switch to bottled water until the well is tested,” Paulk-Buchanan said.
Residents who suspect their well was contaminated should only drink and cook with bottled water and call Gilmer County Emergency Management at 706-276-7246.
GEMA and Gilmer County officials are asking for donations of cleaning supplies, including bleach, buckets, mops, disposable gloves and trash bags; building supplies like two-by-fours, tarps, drywall, and sheetrock; and personal hygiene items such as baby wipes, small first-aid kits and mosquito repellent.
To offer help call 706-276-7246 or send donations to 1162 Progress Road, Ellijay, GA 30540.