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Fannin County EMA
Saturday July 21st, 2018 :: 04:44 a.m. EDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 10:45AM

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Northeastern Murray County in northwestern Georgia... Gilmer County in north central Georgia... Central Fannin County in north central Georgia...

* Until 1045 AM EDT Saturday.

* At 439 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain have fallen and an additional one to two inches are expected. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Ellijay, Blue Ridge, East Ellijay, Jones Mill, Higdon, Gregory, Cohutta Wilderness, Springer Mountain Shelter, Conasauga Lake, Tennga, Cartecay, Pisgah, Cisco, Cherry Log, Mountaintown, Stover Creek Shelter, Colwell, Roy and Black Gap Shelter.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MURRAY, GA ... GILMER, GA ... FANNIN, GA

Instructions:

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Never drive through running water of unknown depth. It only takes less than two feet of water to sweep away a vehicle. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

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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