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Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 14
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Tropical Storm Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 14
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA  AL282020
1123 PM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020

This product covers NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

**Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to impact portions of north and west
 Georgia late Wednesday into Thursday**


NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bartow, Carroll,
      Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade,
      Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth,
      Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Lumpkin,
      Meriwether, Murray, North Fulton, Paulding, Pickens, Polk,
      South Fulton, Towns, Troup, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 800 miles south-southwest of Atlanta GA or about 710
      miles southwest of Columbus GA
    - 23.8N 91.2W
    - Storm Intensity 70 mph
    - Movement Northwest or 325 degrees at 15 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Zeta is moving northwest and is expected to turn
northeast on Wednesday morning, making landfall on the southeast
Louisiana coast Wednesday evening. Zeta will then weaken as it moves
inland. Winds in our area will increase from west to east as the center
of the remnants of Zeta move across the region. Maximum sustained
winds are expected to be in the 25-35 mph range with gusts as high as
45 mph. Furthermore, the outermost rain bands are expected to push
northward through Georgia tonight and rain bands will continue to
impact the forecast area through Thursday afternoon. Rainfall totals
are expected to range from 2 to 4 inches in north Georgia, with some
locally higher amounts possible in the higher elevations of far
northeast Georgia.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
portions of north and west Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across portions of north Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere in central Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.


* TORNADOES:
Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
west-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
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.


Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

There is a threat from tornadoes with this storm. Have multiple ways
to receive Tornado Warnings. Be ready to shelter quickly.


* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org


NEXT UPDATE
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Peachtree City GA around 5 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$



Tropical Storm Watch

Zeta Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 14
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA  AL282020
1106 PM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020

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1106 PM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Lawrenceville

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
      to 57 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force.
        - PREPARE: Efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - ACT: Act now to complete preparations before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
          mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
        - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
          uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
          are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
          over.
        - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
          urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
          conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for
      localized flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          localized flooding from heavy rain.
        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - 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.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Tornadoes not expected
        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - PREPARE: Little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - ACT: Listen for changes in the forecast.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None
        - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - Family emergency plans: Federal Emergency Management Agency
        - http://ready.gov/hurricanes
    - Local weather conditions and forecasts:
        - http://weather.gov/atlanta

$$



Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
547 PM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020

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Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-
Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-
Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks-Jackson-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-
North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow-Clarke-Oconee-Haralson-Carroll-
Douglas-South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Heard-Coweta-
Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-
Including the cities of Calhoun, Dahlonega, Cleveland, Rome,
Cartersville, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville,
Athens, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point, Decatur, Conyers,
Covington, Newnan, Peachtree City, and Griffin
547 PM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of north central Georgia...northeast Georgia...
  northwest Georgia and west central Georgia...including the
  following areas...in north central Georgia...Barrow...
  Cherokee...Clayton...Cobb...Dawson...DeKalb...Douglas...
  Fannin...Fayette...Forsyth...Gilmer...Gwinnett...Hall...
  Henry...Lumpkin...Newton...North Fulton...Pickens...Rockdale...
   South Fulton...Union and Walton. In northeast Georgia...
  Banks...Clarke...Jackson...Oconee...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...Heard
  and Spalding.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday evening

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the
  rain bands associated with Tropical Storm Zeta as it weakens and
  tracks across the forecast area late Wednesday night and early
  Thursday. Associated rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are
  expected on average across north and northwest Georgia with
  locally higher amounts possible where heavy rain bands persist
  for prolonged periods of time.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&

$$



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