Severe Weather Alerts - Chatsworth, GA

  • Tropical Cyclone Statement

    Tropical Cyclone Statement in effect until Thursday, 3:15 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

THIS PRODUCT COVERS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

...TROPICAL STORM HERMINE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA ON
FRIDAY...

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR
WASHINGTON...GLASCOCK...JEFFERSON...TWIGGS...WILKINSON...
JOHNSON...EMANUEL...SCHLEY...MACON...PEACH...HOUSTON...
BLECKLEY...LAURENS...TREUTLEN...SUMTER...DOOLY...CRISP...
PULASKI...WILCOX...DODGE...TELFAIR...WHEELER...MONTGOMERY
AND TOOMBS

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
WASHINGTON...GLASCOCK...JEFFERSON...TWIGGS...WILKINSON...
JOHNSON...EMANUEL...SCHLEY...MACON...PEACH...HOUSTON...
BLECKLEY...LAURENS...TREUTLEN...SUMTER...DOOLY...CRISP...
PULASKI...WILCOX...DODGE...TELFAIR...WHEELER...MONTGOMERY
AND TOOMBS

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 500 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF COLUMBUS GA OR ABOUT 550
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MACON GA
- 25.5N 87.4W
- STORM INTENSITY 45 MPH
- MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 30 DEGREES AT 7 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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TROPICAL STORM HERMINE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE
SOUTH CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO DRIFT NORTH
THEN NORTHEAST TOWARD THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST BY THURSDAY
AFTERNOON. THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR THE SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN TO
A HURRICANE BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL ON THE NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA ON FRIDAY.

AT THIS TIME BASED ON THE LATEST FORECASTS, SOUTH AND PARTS OF
CENTRAL GEORGIA SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE POTENTIAL OF TROPICAL STORM
WINDS BEGINNING EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. THERE IS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT
THREAT FOR FLOODING WITH SOME LOCATIONS RECEIVING AS MUCH AS 3 TO
6 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THIS IS CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND: PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT
IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTH AND PARTS CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS IN THIS AREA INCLUDE:

- SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE
TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS
EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES
DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS
BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES.

- SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER
NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES
AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER.

- SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN
OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS
ROUTES IMPASSABLE.

- SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT
IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES.

ALSO, PREPARE FOR HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS SOUTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PREPARE FOR LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS
INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
- RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME
SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
- FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY
VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER
OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS. SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME
NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE
CLOSURES.

* TORNADOES:
PREPARE FOR A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION
OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS.
- A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER
AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS.
- LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS
TOPPLED, MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED,
LARGE TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES
KNOCKED OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS
PULLED FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS: NONE.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

NOW IS THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN AND TAKE NECESSARY
ACTIONS TO SECURE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. DELIBERATE EFFORTS SHOULD BE
UNDERWAY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. ENSURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES KIT IS STOCKED AND READY.

WHEN MAKING SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS DECISIONS, DO NOT FOCUS ON THE
EXACT FORECAST TRACK AS THERE ARE INHERENT FORECAST UNCERTAINTIES
WHICH MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE THAT IS PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO HIGH WIND,
SUCH AS A MOBILE HOME, AN UPPER FLOOR OF A HIGH RISE BUILDING, OR ON
A BOAT, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER. TAKE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

IF YOU LIVE IN A PLACE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO FLOODING, SUCH AS
NEAR THE OCEAN OR A LARGE INLAND LAKE, IN A LOW LYING OR POOR
DRAINAGE AREA, IN A VALLEY OR CANYON, OR NEAR AN ALREADY SWOLLEN
RIVER, PLAN TO MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER ON HIGHER GROUND

ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS
THAT ARE ISSUED. DO NOT NEEDLESSLY JEOPARDIZE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIVES
OF OTHERS.

WHEN SECURING YOUR PROPERTY, OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE CONDITIONS DETERIORATE. THE ONSET OF
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN CAN CAUSE CERTAIN PREPAREDNESS
ACTIVITIES TO BECOME UNSAFE.

BE SURE TO LET FRIENDS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW OF YOUR
INTENTIONS AND WHEREABOUTS FOR SURVIVING THE STORM. FOR EMERGENCY
PURPOSES, HAVE SOMEONE LOCATED AWAY FROM THE THREATENED AREA SERVE AS
YOUR POINT OF CONTACT. SHARE VITAL CONTACT INFORMATION WITH OTHERS.
KEEP CELL PHONES HANDY AND WELL CHARGED.

BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND CHECK ON THOSE WHO MAY NOT BE FULLY AWARE OF
THE SITUATION OR WHO ARE UNABLE TO MAKE PERSONAL PREPARATIONS.

VISITORS TO THE AREA SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH NEARBY SURROUNDINGS.
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH
YOU ARE LOCATED AND WHERE IT IS RELATIVE TO CURRENT WATCHES AND
WARNINGS. IF STAYING AT A HOTEL, ASK THE MANAGEMENT STAFF ABOUT THEIR
ONSITE DISASTER PLAN. LISTEN FOR EVACUATION ORDERS, ESPECIALLY
PERTAINING TO AREA VISITORS.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS
FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS
AND KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY GA AROUND 11 PM, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

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