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Fannin County EMA
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 :: 02:21 p.m. EST

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Friday

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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...Baldwin...Bibb... Butts...Crawford...Houston...Jasper...Jones...Monroe...Peach... Putnam...Twiggs and Wilkinson. In east central Georgia... Glascock...Greene...Hancock...Jefferson...Taliaferro... Warren...Washington 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...Macon...Marion...Meriwether... Muscogee...Pike...Schley...Spalding...Talbot...Taylor...Troup and Upson.

* From Thursday evening through Friday evening

* Low pressure is expected to move across the southeast states on Friday. This weather system will bring another round of widespread, potentially heavy, rainfall to the region. Rainfall totals of 1" to 3" with locally higher amounts is possible. Any rainfall received before Friday will only serve to further saturate the soils.

* Soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain high across the area. Even a relatively small amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and flooding of creeks and rivers. Even after the rain ends, high water could persist for several days after.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MARION ... BARROW ... MONROE ... BUTTS ... WALTON ... UPSON ... DAWSON ... HOUSTON ... FAYETTE ... DADE ... PAULDING ... FORSYTH ... TWIGGS ... TALIAFERRO ... TROUP ... OGLETHORPE ... DOUGLAS ... UNION ... JASPER ... TAYLOR ... GILMER ... CHATTOOGA ... ROCKDALE ... PIKE ... SCHLEY ... MORGAN ... PUTNAM ... WHITFIELD ... LUMPKIN ... WILKINSON ... HALL ... HEARD ... BARTOW ... JEFFERSON ... GWINNETT ... CLAYTON ... JONES ... MERIWETHER ... CARROLL ... CATOOSA ... TALBOT ... BANKS ... GORDON ... CRAWFORD ... COBB ... MACON ... HANCOCK ... OCONEE ... FLOYD ... CHATTAHOOCHEE ... COWETA ... FANNIN ... DE KALB ... SPALDING ... BALDWIN ... HENRY ... NORTH FULTON ... HARALSON ... LAMAR ... GLASCOCK ... JACKSON ... WALKER ... WARREN ... CLARKE ... BIBB ... MADISON ... MURRAY ... NEWTON ... GREENE ... WASHINGTON ... PEACH ... WHITE ... CHEROKEE ... SOUTH FULTON ... MUSCOGEE ... PICKENS ... HARRIS ... WILKES ... TOWNS ... POLK

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:
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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