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Fannin County EMA
Monday September 11th, 2017 :: 09:08 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 03:00AM Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Catoosa County in northwestern Georgia... Murray County in northwestern Georgia... Gilmer County in north central Georgia... Whitfield County in northwestern Georgia... Northwestern Fannin County in north central Georgia...

* Until 300 AM EDT

* At 904 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches have occurred over the last several hours. Isolated flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Dalton, Chatsworth, Ringgold, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Fort Oglethorpe, Varnell, Eton, Tunnel Hill, Cohutta, East Ellijay, Crandall, Sumac, Jones Mill, Higdon, Gregory, Blue Spring, Cohutta Wilderness, Epworth and Conasauga Lake. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CATOOSA ... FANNIN ... GILMER ... MURRAY ... WHITFIELD

Instructions:

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. If you see significant flooding call the National Weather Service toll free at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

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Address/Location
Fannin County EMA
181 Church St
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 706-632-1958

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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