Weather Alert: Flash Flood Watch, Warning and River Flood Warning issued for local area

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Update

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a River Flood Warning for the Alcovy River near Lawrenceville affecting Walton and Gwinnett Counties until 4:43 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ALCOVY RIVER NEAR LAWRENCEVILLE. * FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 2 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.7 FEET…AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 9 FEET. * AT 9 FEET…FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS OF THE WOODLANDS UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE RIVER GAUGE AT NEW HOPE ROAD. …THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ALCOVY RIVER NEAR LAWRENCEVILLE AFFECTING GWINNETT AND WALTON COUNTIES .RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF INTO STREAMS AND RIVERS WHICH WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN SOME AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… ALL PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS…AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. THE LATEST STAGE DATA WAS FURNISHED IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

Update

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood warning for the local area, including Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties until 8:15 p.m. tonight, June 8, 2019.

* AT 222 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO FIVE INCHES. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… GAINESVILLE, LAWRENCEVILLE, CONYERS, WINDER, MONROE, COVINGTON, JEFFERSON, COMMERCE, WATKINSVILLE, DANIELSVILLE, ATHENS, SNELLVILLE, LILBURN, LOGANVILLE, BRASELTON, AUBURN, DACULA, SOCIAL CIRCLE, GRAYSON AND STATHAM. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES.. ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. &&

Initial Alert

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the local area until 8 p.m. Sunday evening, June 8, 2019, including Walton, Gwinnett, and surrounding counties. According to Weather.com, “Rounds of Heavy rainfall can be expected across the area with amounts of 2 – 3 inches possible in short periods of time.” This could give the potential of flash flooding.

Stay tuned for Flash Flash Flood warnings and be prepared to take action should warnings be issued. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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