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Fannin County EMA
Wednesday May 30th, 2018 :: 07:52 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 02:00AM Thursday

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY... The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of north central Georgia...northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia...including the following areas...in north central Georgia...Cherokee...Dawson...Fannin...Forsyth... Gilmer...Hall...Lumpkin...Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia...Towns and White. In northwest Georgia...Bartow... Catoosa...Chattooga...Dade...Floyd...Gordon...Murray...Walker and Whitfield.

* Until 2 AM EDT Thursday

* A large area of showers and thunderstorms will impact portions of northern Georgia through this evening and into the overnight hours. Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches can be expected with locally higher amounts. Some of these amounts could fall in a short period of time. Creek and river levels are already above average and will not take much additional rainfall to cause levels to rise above bankfull.

* Several creeks and rivers could rise out of their banks closing roads and impacting homes, businesses and farms. High water may not recede until well after the rain has ended.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BARTOW ... CATOOSA ... CHATTOOGA ... CHEROKEE ... DADE ... DAWSON ... FANNIN ... FLOYD ... FORSYTH ... GILMER ... GORDON ... HALL ... LUMPKIN ... MURRAY ... PICKENS ... 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.

Address/Location
Fannin County EMA
20 Station Ridge
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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