Weather Alert Update: Flash Flood Warning issued until 4:45 a.m. Saturday

Update: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued until 4:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN ROCKDALE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… WESTERN WALTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… NORTHEASTERN NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA… * UNTIL 445 AM EDT. * AT 1051 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… CONYERS, COVINGTON, LOGANVILLE, SOCIAL CIRCLE, OXFORD, WALNUT GROVE, BETWEEN, JERSEY, GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK, BOLD SPRINGS, WINDSOR, YOUTH, BIG HAYNES CREEK PARK, BRICK STORE AND GUM CREEK. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. 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. &&

Update: This has been extended until 11 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Walton County as well as several surrounding counties until 10:15 p.m.

.SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN MORGAN…WALTON… NORTHEASTERN ROCKDALE…SOUTHWESTERN BARROW…SOUTHEASTERN GWINNETT AND NORTHEASTERN NEWTON COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 PM EDT… AT 952 PM EDT…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER WALNUT GROVE, OR 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MONROE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH. HAZARD…UP TO 40 MPH WIND…FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT…EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT…UNSECURED OBJECTS. HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY STREET FLOODING ESPECIALLY IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE CONYERS, WINDER, MONROE, COVINGTON, SNELLVILLE, LOGANVILLE, SOCIAL CIRCLE, OXFORD, PORTERDALE, WALNUT GROVE, RUTLEDGE, BETHLEHEM, BETWEEN, GOOD HOPE, JERSEY, GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE PARK, FORT YARGO STATE PARK, WINDSOR, NICHOLASVILLE AND BIG HAYNES CREEK PARK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… PEOPLE OUTDOORS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND BE PREPARED FOR POSSIBLE LOSS OF CONTROL DUE TO HYDROPLANING. WIND…40MPH

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