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White County EOC
Monday September 21st, 2009 :: 03:00 p.m. EDT

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Flood Warning in effect for White County thru 245AM on Tuesday.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
DAWSON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
FANNIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
GILMER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
HALL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
LUMPKIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
UNION COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA
TOWNS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA
WHITE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA

* UNTIL 245 AM EDT TUESDAY

* AT 250 PM EDT...A BAND OF PERSISTENT HEAVY RAIN CONTINUED ACROSS THE AREA...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE MOUNTAIN AREAS OF UNION...
LUMPKIN...TOWNS AND WHITE COUNTIES. ANOTHER AREA OF VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS MOVING INTO WESTERN HALL COUNTY. SINCE 9 AM...1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER SATURATED GROUNDS. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES IS LIKELY THROUGH THIS EVENING AS MORE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP.

* NUMEROUS CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS THIS AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD URBAN FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED. DANGEROUS LANDSLIDES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE STEEP TERRAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH...ON FOOT OR IN AN AUTOMOBILE. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES...MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

IF YOU ARE NEAR THE BASE OF A MOUNTAIN AND YOU SEE OR HEAR SOIL AND ROCKS MOVING IN STEEP TERRAIN...LEAVE THE AREA QUICKLY.

IF YOU SEE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING...WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED...AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8
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Address/Location
White County EOC
1241 Helen Hwy
Cleveland, GA 30528

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-865-9500

White County Emergency Operations
Operations
ema@whitecounty.net
706-865-0911

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