Flood watch for Cobb County now extended through Saturday evening

The flood watch issued for Cobb County and the surrounding region by the National Weather Service has now been extended through Saturday evening, January 27, 2024.

What is in the Flood Watch statement?

The following text is from the flood watch alert:

…FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be

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  possible.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast, northwest, and west

  central Georgia, including the following areas, in north central

  Georgia, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin,

  Fayette, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall, Lumpkin, North Fulton,

  Pickens, South Fulton and Union. In northeast Georgia, Banks,

  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, Harris,

  Heard, Meriwether and Troup.

* WHEN…Through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,

  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

  – Several waves of showers and thunderstorms will impact much

    of north and central Georgia through early Sunday. Additional

    rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are likely. Locally higher

    amounts in excess of 5 inches are possible, especially in

    thunderstorms or where storms repeatedly move.

    higher rainfall amounts are possible in thunderstorms and

    where storms repeatedly move.

  – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.

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