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Sep 22, 2009 4:20 PM by Associated Press

Death toll climbs to 9 in southeast flooding

Authorities in Georgia say they have found another Southeast storm victim and the death toll is now nine.

Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel says authorities believe the woman was swept from her car just west of Atlanta during thunderstorms that brought several inches of rain to the area.

He says family members say the woman was on her way to work after being called in at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Daniel says the woman was discovered Tuesday.

Other storm victims include a 2-year-old boy swept from his father's arms when a creek ripped open the family's west Georgia mobile home. A Tennessee man is still missing after he jumped in floodwaters.

Officials are warning worried residents to wait for water levels to recede before returning to their damaged homes.

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