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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 2:42 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Creek near Alpharetta.
* Until Wednesday morning.
* At 2 PM Monday the stage was 7.2 feet... and rising.
* Minor flooding will continue.
* Flood stage is 7 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 7.9 feet by Tuesday
morning. The river will fall below flood stage early Wednesday
morning.
* At 8 feet... minor flooding continues to expand further into The
Woodlands and fields along the creek from near Cumming in south
Forsyth County to Alpharetta and Roswell in north Fulton County.
Additional portions of the Big Creek Greenway have minor flooding
with 1 to 2 feet of water. Most of the walking and biking paths
will be closed... especially upstream and downstream from the gage
on Kimball bridge Road and near Rock Mill park. Portions of the
YMCA campground off Preston Ridge Road will flood.



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




242 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

... Flood Warning extended until Tuesday morning... the Flood Warning
continues for
the Big Creek near Cumming.
* Until Tuesday morning.
* At 2 PM Monday the stage was 7.1 feet... and rising.
* Minor flooding will continue.
* Flood stage is 6 feet.
* The river will continue rising to near 7.1 feet by late this
afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage after midnight.
* At 7 feet... minor flooding continues to 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 be flooded.
The areas under the Georgia 400 Highway and McFarland Road will be
covered with around two feet of water. A portion of the sidewalk
under majors Road will be covered with around 3 feet of water.


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




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:45 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Dawson... Fannin... Forsyth... Gilmer... Hall...
Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia... banks...
Jackson... Madison... towns and white. In northwest Georgia...
Catoosa... Dade... Murray... Walker and Whitfield.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* additional rainfall amounts up to an inch are possible within
the watch area.

* Rises in creeks and rivers are expected, some of which may go
out of their banks closing roads or impacting property. High
water will not recede until well after the rain has ended.

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.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:45 PM EDT Apr. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of north central Georgia... northeast Georgia and
northwest Georgia... including the following areas... in north
central Georgia... Dawson... Fannin... Forsyth... Gilmer... Hall...
Lumpkin... Pickens and Union. In northeast Georgia... banks...
Jackson... Madison... towns and white. In northwest Georgia...
Catoosa... Dade... Murray... Walker and Whitfield.

* Until midnight EDT tonight

* additional rainfall amounts up to an inch are possible within
the watch area.

* Rises in creeks and rivers are expected, some of which may go
out of their banks closing roads or impacting property. High
water will not recede until well after the rain has ended.

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.