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Fannin County EMA
Wednesday February 28th, 2018 :: 03:45 a.m. EST
Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Thursday

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia...including the following areas...in north central Georgia...Fannin...Gilmer... Lumpkin and Union. In northeast Georgia...Towns and White. In northwest Georgia...Catoosa...Dade...Murray...Walker and Whitfield.

* From 10 AM EST this morning through Thursday evening

* Multiple rounds of sustained moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall will affect the area through Thursday evening. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will result in an increased threat of river flooding. There is also the chance for some isolated flash flooding, especially Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

* With area rivers and streams already running high combined with the saturated soils, it will not take much rain for areal and river flooding of low lying areas and some roadways to occur. Do not drive through water that is covering a road.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CATOOSA ... DADE ... FANNIN ... GILMER ... LUMPKIN ... MURRAY ... TOWNS ... UNION ... WALKER ... WHITE ... WHITFIELD

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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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:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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