Winter Ready

 

Get Ready for Winter Advisories & Ice Storms

A winter storm in January 2000 affected almost every North Georgia county as thousands of fans were arriving in Atlanta for Super Bowl Sunday.

While the danger from winter weather varies across the state, most Georgians are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. That could mean snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rain storms. Winter storms, which often affect North Georgia, result in extreme cold, downed power lines and blocked roads and highways.

Prepare for Winter Weather

  • Make sure your home is well insulated and that you have weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the warm air inside.
  • Familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify winter weather.
  • Include adequate clothing and blankets in your Ready kit to keep you warm.
  • Allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
  • Fully winterize your vehicle and keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.

Make a Plan

  • Plan to stay inside and make it on your own, at least for a period of time.
  • If you have a wood burning fireplace, consider storing wood to keep you warm if winter weather knocks out your heat.

Stay Informed

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed of winter weather watches and warnings.
  • Also monitor commercial radio, television and the Internet.
  • Keep in mind that during a severe winter storm it could be hours, or even days, before emergency personnel are able to reach you.

Local Weather Alerts

Check for any weather alerts here Flood Warning

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Little Ocmulgee River Near Scotland Affecting Telfair And Wheeler Counties Ohoopee River Near Swainsboro Affecting Emanuel And Treutlen Counties The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:26pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:25amTarget Area: Emanuel; Treutlen

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Little Ocmulgee River Near Scotland Affecting Telfair And Wheeler Counties Ohoopee River Near Swainsboro Affecting Emanuel And Treutlen Counties The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:26pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:25amTarget Area: Telfair; Wheeler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The Oconee River Near Oconee. * Until Further Notice. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:23pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:22amTarget Area: Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coosa River Near Rome Mayos Bar L & D Park Affecting Floyd County Coosa River Near Plant Hammond Affecting Floyd County The Flood Warning Continues For The Coosa River Near Rome Mayos Bar L & D Park. * Until Further Notice. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:19pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:18amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coosa River Near Rome Mayos Bar L & D Park Affecting Floyd County Coosa River Near Plant Hammond Affecting Floyd County The Flood Warning Continues For The Coosa River Near Plant Hammond. * Until Further Notice. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:19pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:18amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River Near Eden. * At 12 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 14.5 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring And Major Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 16.1 Feet By ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 1:20pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 1:19pmTarget Area: Bryan; Bulloch; Chatham; Effingham

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:16amTarget Area: Bleckley; Pulaski

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:16amTarget Area: Dodge; Telfair; Wilcox

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 26, 2020 at 1:00amTarget Area: Bibb; Houston; Jones; Monroe; Twiggs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Johnson; Laurens; Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Johnson; Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Montgomery; Treutlen; Wheeler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River Near Carsonville Hwy. 19 Affecting Crawford... Talbot...taylor And Upson Counties Flint River Near Montezuma Affecting Dooly...macon And Sumter Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Afternoon...the Flood Warning ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:54amExpires: February 24, 2020 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Dooly; Macon; Sumter

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Tallahassee Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Bainbridge (us 27) Affecting Decatur County The National Weather Service In Tallahassee Has Issued A * Flood Warning For The Flint River At Bainbridge (us 27). ...Read More.
Effective: February 25, 2020 at 1:00amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 11:25amTarget Area: Decatur

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Kinchafoonee Creek Near 11 E Of Dawson At Pinewood Rd In Lee County Affecting Lee County ...flood Warning Extended Until Late Tuesday Night...the Flood Warning Continues For The Kinchafoonee Creek Near 11 E Of Dawson At Pinewood Rd In Lee ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 7:00pmExpires: February 26, 2020 at 4:00amTarget Area: Lee

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Newton (sr 37) Affecting Baker And Mitchell Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The Flint River At Newton (sr 37). * From Monday Afternoon, Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 10:45 Am Saturday The Stage Was 17.9 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 24, 2020 at 5:40pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 11:16amTarget Area: Baker; Mitchell

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Albany Affecting Dougherty County The Flood Warning Continues For The Flint River At Albany. * From Sunday Afternoon, Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 10:45 Am Saturday The Stage Was 19.9 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 5:36pmExpires: February 27, 2020 at 3:18amTarget Area: Dougherty

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Alabama... Florida...georgia... Chattahoochee River At Columbia L&d Affecting Houston...jackson... Early And Seminole Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Sunday Morning...the Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:10amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 8:09amTarget Area: Early; Seminole

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River Near Rocky Ford. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 13.8 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 13.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Record Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 14.0 Feet By This Evening ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Bulloch; Jenkins; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River At Midville. * At 10 Am Saturday The Stage Was 7.9 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 6.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 8.0 Feet By This Evening Then ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Burke; Emanuel; Jenkins

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 18.1 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 18.5 Feet By Early ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Canoochee River Near Claxton. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 14.6 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 14.7 Feet By This Afternoon ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Evans

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River At Burtons Ferry. * At 10 Am Saturday The Stage Was 18.5 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 18.6 Feet By This ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ohoopee River Near Reidsville. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 19.8 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring And Major Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 21.2 Feet By Sunday Morning ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Tattnall; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Appling; Tattnall; Toombs; Wayne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Glynn; McIntosh; Wayne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Jeff Davis; Montgomery; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Long; Wayne

Freeze Warning
...freeze Warning In Effect From 3 Am To 8 Am Est Sunday... * What...sub-freezing Temperatures As Low As 30 Degrees Expected. * Where...coffee, Jeff Davis, Bacon, Appling, Wayne, Atkinson, Pierce And Northern Ware Counties. * When...from 3 Am To 8 Am Est Sunday. * Impacts...frost And Freeze Conditions Could Kill Crops And ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 3:00amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 8:00amTarget Area: Appling; Atkinson; Bacon; Coffee; Jeff Davis; Northern Ware; Pierce; Wayne