Weather Alert - Walker|
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Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
251 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019
...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch has been extended for
* Portions of north central Georgia...northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia...including the following areas...in north
Lumpkin...Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia...Towns and
White. In northwest Georgia...Bartow...Catoosa...Chattooga...
Dade...Floyd...Gordon...Murray...Walker and Whitfield.
* Through Sunday morning
* Soil conditions remain saturated and river levels remain high
across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall will
continue through tonight. Rainfall totals up to 1 inch, with
locally higher amounts possible in any stronger storms. This
amount of rainfall will produce significant runoff and
flooding of creeks and rivers.
* Periods of heavy rain can overwhelm or clog storm drains and
ditches with debris and cause extensive street flooding and
road ponding. Take time ahead of the rain to clear leaves and
debris from drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated
soils, downed trees will be likely, even with sub severe
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.