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Flood Warning
Issued: 9:59 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Etowah river near East Canton.
* Until further notice.
* At 9 PM Thursday the stage was 22.8 feet and nearly steady.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 17 feet.
* At 23 feet... moderate flooding begins. Significant flooding
occurs generally east of Canton near the Interstate 575 bridge. The
flood waters will approach the top of a sewer cover behind a pump
station off of riverstone parkway and the foundations of some
businesses on old Ball Ground Highway and Keith drive. Flood waters
will be up to two feet deep around the wooden structure supporting
the USGS gage house behind the pump station.



Lat... Lon 3434 8427 3428 8425 3427 8436 3422 8446
      3427 8450 3433 8440




848 PM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Etowah river near Canton.
* Until Saturday afternoon.
* At 8 PM Thursday the stage was 18.7 feet... and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Flood stage is 16 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 19.3 feet by Friday
morning. The river will fall below flood stage Saturday morning.
* At 18 feet... minor flooding expands into The Woodlands and fields
along the river upstream and downstream from the gage by the walaska
street bridge. Large portions of recreational areas such as Boling
Park behind the Cherokee County High School... the Cherokee County
Fairgrounds and the Etowah river Greenway at Heritage Park will be
flooded with up to two feet of water. The parking lot at Boling Park
will be under one foot of water. Portions of the mill Industrial way
Road begin to flood.



Lat... Lon 3427 8430 3422 8446 3418 8454 3424 8459





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 7:07 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...
... Flash Flood Watch has expired...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Cherokee... Dawson... Fannin... Gilmer...
Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia... towns and
white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow... Catoosa... Chattooga...
Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Murray... Walker and Whitfield.

* Through Friday evening

* soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain
high across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall
will continue through Friday. Rainfall totals up to 2 inches,
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 winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.


The Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Georgia...
northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia has expired.





Dense Fog Advisory
Issued: 8:36 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Friday...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a dense
fog advisory, which is in effect until 10 am EST Friday.

* Visibilities... a quarter mile or less.

* Timing... through 10 am Friday.

* Impacts... limited visibilities will make travel hazardous at
times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 7:07 PM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...
... Flash Flood Watch has expired...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Cherokee... Dawson... Fannin... Gilmer...
Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia... towns and
white. In northwest Georgia... Bartow... Catoosa... Chattooga...
Dade... Floyd... Gordon... Murray... Walker and Whitfield.

* Through Friday evening

* soil conditions remain very saturated and river levels remain
high across the area. The potential for locally heavy rainfall
will continue through Friday. Rainfall totals up to 2 inches,
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 winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.


The Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Georgia...
northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia has expired.





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