Flash Flood, Severe Weather, and Road Closure Updates

As of Thursday, January 26, 2017 all roads are open from the previous flooding.


This is the list of roads that remain closed as of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017

Lanford Rd
Baugh Mountian Rd (one lane)
Bandy lake Rd

1:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2017

Chief Ralston reports that all roads have been cleared of downed trees but many roads still remain closed due to flooding and a few roads may still have down power lines. The public safety and public works departments will be working through out the night as we expect additional flooding from run-off.

From The National Weather Service in Peachtree City:
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has extended the Flash Flood Warning for
… Floyd County in northwestern Georgia… Gordon County in northwestern Georgia… Central Chattooga County in northwestern Georgia… Northwestern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia…
Until 330 AM EST
At 1037 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring.
Some locations that will experience flooding include… Rome, Calhoun, Summerville, Adairsville, Cave Spring, Resaca, Plainville, Shannon, Fairmount, Lyerly, Pinson, Folsom, Lake Marvin, Coosa, James H. Floyd State Park, Holland, Sonoraville, Lindale, Oostanaula and Tidings.
Additional rainfall amounts of one to two more 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. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

From Gordon County Schools:
Gordon County Emergency Management officials have indicated that many roads throughout the county are closed due to downed trees and power lines, as well as significant, widespread flooding. Given this information, Gordon County Schools will be closed to students on Monday, January 23. Staff should report at 10 a.m., as possible.

From Calhoun City Schools:
Calhoun City Schools continues to monitor the weather.  At this time, schools will operate on a regular schedule.  We’ve advised all of our bus drivers to exercise extreme caution on routes.  And we also urge students and parents to exercise this same level of caution.  At this time, only one bus route is impacted by road closures and will be rerouted in order to transport students.

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