Thursday, August 28 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:37:58 GMT
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:19:05 GMT
The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:28:41 GMT
The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:47:14 GMT
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Northern Georgia through Thursday morning.
Several rounds of extremely heavy rainfall fell over Northern Georgia early Wednesday morning and additional heavy rainfall is expected throughout the day.
So far, we've seen 3 to 7 inches of rain across Dawson, Lumpkin, Cherokee, Gordon, Gilmer, and Pickens counties.
As a result, several flash flood warnings have already been issued early Thursday morning. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected.
Additional rain can lead to flash flooding, downed trees, and power outages.
There are already several roads closed or affected by the weather:
SR 136 E at Old Burnt Mountain Rd; Pickens Co; Mudslide; All Lanes Affected
Road Flooding; SR 306 EW at Grindle Rd; Forsyth Co
Holden Rd. is reported to be completely impassable due to flooding; Gilmer County
Significant flooding being reported on Hwy. 5 South, water into the roadway; Gilmer County
Southbound lane of Hwy. 5 South at 5200 block completely blocked due to a landslide; Gilmer County
Dangerous rising water levels being reported on Cox Creek Rd. area off of Boardtown Rd.; Gilmer County
Sinkhole is developing across Jones Road near Hidden Creek Rd.; Pickens County
In Pickens County, the Talona Creek area in Talking Rock is experiencing flooding. The Talona Creek campground is in this path. Support staff for the Pickens County Sheriff's Office are assisting in removing campers.
Crews are also attempting to assist in an evacuation in the area of Burnt Mountain Rd. as an individual's driveway was washed away.
The Pickens County Community Center is open for an emergency shelter.
In Gilmer County, GEMA said 60-70 homes have been affected by flash flooding. Twenty to 30 homes were affected by water damage.
Build an Ark Animal Rescue Ranch are evacuating, with help from the county, as a precaution.
Swift water rescue teams are en route to the county.
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