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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 10:47 AM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday evening... the Flood Warning
continues for
the west Chickamauga creek near Fort Oglethorpe.
* Until Saturday evening.
* At 10 am Thursday the stage was 11 feet... and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 11.5 feet by early Saturday
morning. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday afternoon.
* At 11 feet... flood stage is reached. Minor flooding begins of
Woodlands and fields near the creek upstream and downstream from
the gage on the Georgia Highway 146 or Cloud Springs Road bridge.
Minor flooding of the creek can also be expected further downstream
as it crosses the Tennessee border into the south East Ridge area.



Lat... Lon 3492 8526 3500 8523 3499 8516 3486 8524





1010 am EST Thu Feb 21 2019

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning... the Flood Warning
continues for
the south Chickamauga creek near Chickamauga TN.
* From early Friday until Saturday morning.
* At 9:15 am Thursday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Nonflood flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Friday and continue to
rise to near 18.5 feet by Friday evening. The river will fall
below flood stage by Saturday morning.
* At 19.0 feet... water across Mack Smith Road begins to impede
traffic. West Chickamauga creek overflows its banks near the
Georgia state line and inundates several roads and properties in
the area.


Lat... Lon 3509 8527 3511 8522 3492 8508 3489 8517




Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:42 AM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia...
northwest Georgia and west central Georgia... including the
following areas... in north central Georgia... Barrow...
Cherokee... Clayton... Cobb... Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas...
Fannin... Fayette... Forsyth... Gilmer... Gwinnett... Hall...
Lumpkin... north Fulton... Pickens... South Fulton and Union. In
northeast Georgia... banks... Jackson... towns and white. In
northwest Georgia... Bartow... Carroll... Catoosa... Chattooga...
Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Haralson... Murray... Paulding... Polk...
Walker and Whitfield. In west central Georgia... Coweta and
heard.

* Through this evening

* soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain
high across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall
will continue through this evening. Rainfall totals up to an 1",
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. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems. Take time
ahead of the rain to clear leaves and debris from these
drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated soils, downed
trees will be likely, even with sub severe winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





1214 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN has issued a
* flood advisory for
the south Chickamauga creek near Chickamauga TN
* at 11 am Wednesday the stage was 16.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* The river will continue to rise to near 18.0 feet by Thursday
evening.
* At 18.0 feet... water begins to cross Mack Smith Road in Catoosa
County, Georgia. Flooding begins at Golf courses near the
confluence of south and west Chickamauga creeks. West Chickamauga
creek begins to overflow its banks, as well.


Lat... Lon 3509 8527 3511 8522 3492 8508 3489 8517




Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:42 AM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia...
northwest Georgia and west central Georgia... including the
following areas... in north central Georgia... Barrow...
Cherokee... Clayton... Cobb... Dawson... DeKalb... Douglas...
Fannin... Fayette... Forsyth... Gilmer... Gwinnett... Hall...
Lumpkin... north Fulton... Pickens... South Fulton and Union. In
northeast Georgia... banks... Jackson... towns and white. In
northwest Georgia... Bartow... Carroll... Catoosa... Chattooga...
Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Haralson... Murray... Paulding... Polk...
Walker and Whitfield. In west central Georgia... Coweta and
heard.

* Through this evening

* soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain
high across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall
will continue through this evening. Rainfall totals up to an 1",
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. This is especially true this time of year as
fallen leaves block or impede drainage systems. Take time
ahead of the rain to clear leaves and debris from these
drainage systems. Due to the extremely saturated soils, downed
trees will be likely, even with sub severe winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





1214 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Morristown, TN has issued a
* flood advisory for
the south Chickamauga creek near Chickamauga TN
* at 11 am Wednesday the stage was 16.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* The river will continue to rise to near 18.0 feet by Thursday
evening.
* At 18.0 feet... water begins to cross Mack Smith Road in Catoosa
County, Georgia. Flooding begins at Golf courses near the
confluence of south and west Chickamauga creeks. West Chickamauga
creek begins to overflow its banks, as well.


Lat... Lon 3509 8527 3511 8522 3492 8508 3489 8517