These roads currently have sections of them closed due to high water:
- Langford Road
- Water Tank Road
- Beamer Road
From The National Weather Service at 2:34 PM Sunday, February 11, 2018
A Flood Watch is now in effect for Gordon County and extends through Monday morning
Areas of moderate to occasionally heavy rain will continue across north and central Georgia through tonight. Additional rainfall amounts up to an inch are likely with isolated higher amounts possible. These rainfall amounts will likely lead to flooding, especially across far northeast Georgia.
Rivers and creeks remain high from recent rainfall and the smaller basins will be quick to respond to high rainfall rates and associated runoff, particularly over north and west central Georgia.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings, including those issued along creeks and rivers. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Basic Safety Tips:
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
- Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can scour foundation material from around the footings and make the bridge unstable.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
- If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
- If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
- Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
For More Information:
For more information concerning how to prepare for high water / flooding, please visit https://www.ready.gov/floods