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Hurricane Local Statement

Hurricane Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 16
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Hurricane Zeta Local Statement Advisory Number 16
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA  AL282020
1126 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

This product covers NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA

**Remnants of Hurricane Zeta is expected to impact portions of north
 and west Georgia late today into Thursday**

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

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga,
      Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas,
      Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett,
      Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Meriwether,
      Murray, Newton, North Fulton, Paulding, Pickens, Polk,
      Rockdale, South Fulton, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, Walker,
      Walton, White, and Whitfield
    - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Harris

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

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 640 miles southwest of Atlanta GA or about 640 miles
      southwest of Rome GA
    - 26.9N 91.7W
    - Storm Intensity 90 mph
    - Movement North or 10 degrees at 18 mph

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

Hurricane Zeta is turning northeast and will make landfall on the
southeast Louisiana coast this evening. Zeta will weaken as it moves
inland and continue moving northeast. 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 25-40 mph
range with gusts as high as 50 to 60 mph from tonight into Thursday
morning. Furthermore, 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 far north Georgia.

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

* WIND:
Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
north and west central 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:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across 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 across central Georgia, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across portions of west and 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 complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible.
Allow extra time to reach your destination. Many roads and bridges
will be closed once strong winds arrive. Check the latest weather
forecast before departing and drive with caution.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 Emergency
Services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

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, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on creating an emergency plan see ready.ga.gov
- 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 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

$$



Tropical Storm Warning

Zeta Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 16
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA  AL282020
1104 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

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Fayette-
1104 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are
expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Peachtree City

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tropical storm force winds remain
      possible
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 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: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - ACT: Move to safe shelter 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 around 1 inch

    - 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 somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few
      tornadoes
        - The tornado threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - 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.

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

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
545 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

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Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta-
Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel-
Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene-
Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson-
Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon-
Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray-
Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach-
Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton-
Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs-
Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren-
Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-
Wilkinson-
545 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect and will continue until
Thursday morning.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through
Thursday evening. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta will produce
heavy rain in excess of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts.
Additionally, minor flooding of rivers, creeks, and streams is
expected, with isolated moderate flooding possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta will continue to move through
portions of north and central Georgia on Thursday. A Tropical
Storm Watch is in effect until late Thursday morning. Maximum
sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are
expected. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding is possible along with
weak short-lived tornadoes.

For more detailed information on Tropical Storm Zeta, please
refer to the Hurricane Local Statement at weather.gov/atlanta.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$




Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
350 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 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
350 AM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* The majority of north Georgia.

* From 8 AM EDT this morning through Thursday evening.

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area due to
  the influence of a warm front today then with rain bands
  associated with the remnants of Hurricane Zeta as it weakens and
  tracks across the forecast area tonight into Thursday.
  Associated rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected on
  average across north 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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