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Fannin County EMA
Wednesday August 1st, 2018 :: 03:23 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 08:00AM Friday

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of central Georgia...east central Georgia...north central Georgia...northeast Georgia...northwest Georgia and west central Georgia...including the following areas...in central Georgia...Butts...Jasper...Monroe and Putnam. In east central Georgia...Greene...Taliaferro and Wilkes. In north central Georgia...Barrow...Cherokee...Clayton...Cobb... Dawson...DeKalb...Douglas...Fannin...Fayette...Forsyth... Gilmer...Gwinnett...Hall...Henry...Lumpkin...Morgan...Newton... North Fulton...Pickens...Rockdale...South Fulton...Union and Walton. In northeast Georgia...Banks...Clarke...Jackson... Madison...Oconee...Oglethorpe...Towns and White. In northwest Georgia...Bartow...Carroll...Catoosa...Chattooga...Dade... Floyd...Gordon...Haralson...Murray...Paulding...Polk...Walker and Whitfield. In west central Georgia...Chattahoochee... Coweta...Harris...Heard...Lamar...Meriwether...Muscogee... Pike...Spalding...Talbot...Troup and Upson.

* Through Friday morning

* Periods of heavy rainfall are likely Today and Thursday as deep tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico streams northward across much of Georgia. On average, two to four inches of rainfall is expected within the watch area. However, locally higher amounts around 5 inches are possible across the higher terrain of north Georgia.

* 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: DAWSON ... MONROE ... BARROW ... UPSON ... WALTON ... BUTTS ... DADE ... FAYETTE ... PAULDING ... FORSYTH ... TALIAFERRO ... DOUGLAS ... TROUP ... UNION ... OGLETHORPE ... JASPER ... PIKE ... ROCKDALE ... CHATTOOGA ... GILMER ... PUTNAM ... WHITFIELD ... MORGAN ... LUMPKIN ... HALL ... HEARD ... BARTOW ... GWINNETT ... CLAYTON ... MERIWETHER ... GORDON ... BANKS ... TALBOT ... CARROLL ... COBB ... FLOYD ... OCONEE ... CATOOSA ... CHATTAHOOCHEE ... FANNIN ... COWETA ... DE KALB ... SPALDING ... HENRY ... LAMAR ... HARALSON ... NORTH FULTON ... CLARKE ... JACKSON ... WALKER ... GREENE ... MADISON ... MURRAY ... NEWTON ... WHITE ... CHEROKEE ... POLK ... PICKENS ... HARRIS ... SOUTH FULTON ... TOWNS ... WILKES ... MUSCOGEE

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:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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