• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    GAZ006-007-100100- Gilmer GA-Fannin GA- 835 PM EDT SUN SEP 9 2018 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN GILMER AND NORTHERN FANNIN COUNTIES UNTIL 900 PM EDT... At 835 PM EDT...a strong thunderstorm was near Mountaintown, or near Ellijay...moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD...Frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. IMPACT...Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. If you can hear thunder...you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Heavy rain may cause temporary street flooding especially in poor drainage areas. Some locations in the path of this storm include Ellijay, Blue Ridge, East Ellijay, Morganton, Tails Creek, Jones Mill, Cherry Log, Mountaintown, Higdon, Colwell, Hurst and Roundtop. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. Electrical appliances should not be used unless in an emergency. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning. LAT...LON 3486 8413 3459 8457 3469 8466 3472 8466 3479 8461 3482 8459 3483 8458 3483 8459 3496 8451 TIME...MOT...LOC 0035Z 221DEG 35KT 3471 8454 $$

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