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Flood Warning
Issued: 3:06 AM EST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Big Creek near Cumming.
* From early this morning until further notice.
* At 245am Thursday the stage was 6.2 feet... and
rising.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* At 6.0 feet... flood stage is reached. Minor flooding will expand
into the natural flood plain of the creek upstream and downstream
from the gage at Atlanta Highway or Georgia Highway 9. Large
portions of the sidewalk and boardwalk of the Big Creek Greenway
will begin to flood. The areas under the Georgia 400 Highway and
McFarland Road will be covered with around one foot of water. A
portion of the sidewalk under majors Road will be covered with
around two feet of water.



Lat... Lon 3418 8424 3417 8420 3411 8419 3410 8420
      3410 8425 3411 8424



119 am EST Thu Feb 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Etowah river near Dawsonville .
* From early this morning until this afternoon.
* At 100 am Thursday the stage was 13.3 feet... and
rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* The river will fall to below flood stage by this afternoon.
* At 13.0 feet... flood stage is reached and minor flooding begins in
south Dawson County. Minor flooding continues on Nicholson Road in
northwest Forsyth County. The water will be around one foot deep on
the Road.



Lat... Lon 3441 8408 3436 8404 3435 8411 3428 8425
      3434 8427 3440 8417



740 PM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Creek near Alpharetta.
* Until late Saturday night.
* At 6 PM Wednesday the stage was 9.1 feet... and rising.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Flood stage is 7 feet.
* The creek will continue rising to near 9.7 feet by Thursday morning.
The river will fall below flood stage Saturday evening.
* At 9 feet... minor flooding expands along the creek from near
Cumming to Alpharetta and Roswell. Backyards of homes off Seale
drive and Gunter court and portions of the Golf of Georgia begin to
flood. The Big Creek Greenway experiences significant flooding up
to 3 feet deep... which results in closure of most of the paths.
This especially occurs upstream and downstream from the gage on
Kimball bridge Road and Rock Mill park. A large portion of the YMCA
campground off Preston Ridge Road will be under a foot of water.


Lat... Lon 3410 8425 3410 8420 3404 8425 3402 8430
      3404 8433 3407 8427




Flash Flood Watch
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.





Flash Flood Watch
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.