Thursday, January 31, 2013
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Thursday, January 31
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Strong storms lost their punch before arriving here. Officials say the county was "fortunate."
The Wednesday storm system that caused deadly weather in Northwest Georgia lost most of its punch by the time it reached Gwinnett County. Despite three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued in the county Wednesday afternoon, residents were spared the dangerous conditions seen elsewhere. The aftermath left windy and cool conditions, and a forecast that calls for highs only in the 40s for Thursday. -- Did you take a photo of the wild weather. Share your Lilburn photo here on Patch. Just click the camera icon on this story that reads "Upload Photos and Videos." -- By the time the heaviest weather moved through after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett saw some heavy rain, a few tree limbs knocked down and some power outages. According to WeatherBug data…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Severe weather expected; watch issued until 5 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch tonight for most of metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County. The watch runs until 5 a.m Saturday. Severe storms, with hail and tornadoes, are possible as a strong cold front appoaches from the West. This is the same storm system that has spawned a tornado outbreak today in the Ohio Valley.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The National Weather Service has included Gwinnett as part of its Hazardous Weather Outlook.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Lilburn area could see some more heavy storms today, according to the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City. Gwinnett is included in the weather service's Harzardous Weather Outlook, which says isolated to scattered strong and severe storms could develop this afternoon and tonight. The storms could bring frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, winds up to 60 mph and heavy rain. Scattered storms are forecasted for north Georgia, isolated storms are expected in the central part of the state. Click here for local radar.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Here's your daily dose of what to know today.
Good morning, Lilburn. Here’s a digital check list for Monday, June 27.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
A look back at the week of news in Lilburn.
Here's a day-by-day look at stories that had Lilburn talking last week: -A powerful storm blew through the center of Lilburn Monday afternoon, knocking down tree and powerlines, and temporarily closing at least two roads. Several trees were toppled in the Shadow Ridge subdivision. No injuries were reported. Click here for the report. -Two buses heading to Lilburn-area schools were involved in a Monday morning accident. Around 10 schoolkids complained of back pain, but none of the students were sent to the hospital. The diver at fault was sent to Gwinnett Medical with minor injuries. Here's the story and video. -Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn announced the hiring of its first football coach, Ken Robinson, who will lead the program …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Storms that caused havoc elsewhere had little impact in Gwinnett.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The severe weather that spawned deadly tornadoes in many places across Alabama and north Georgia Wednesday night and early Thursday morning had little impact in Gwinnett County. Some news reports put the death toll at more than 200 people and damage was widespread, especially in Alabama. By the time the storm system reached Gwinnett and Lilburn it had weakened considerably. "We are very fortunate that the storms broke apart and lessened in intensity as they moved into our area," Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge said in an emailed statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are now with those who were less fortunate in Northwest Georgia and Alabama. The amount of damage and number of injuries and deaths being reported in Alabama and Georgia…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Gwinnett Fire is monitoring the weather and will be ready, if needed.
UPDATED 6 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for most of Georgia, including all of Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will be ready if there is an outbreak of severe weather this evening. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge said Monday afternoon that the department is monitoring weather conditions and “we have the resources available, if needed." The department will monitor the weather from its Fire Operations Command Center or “War Room” at Fire Headquarters. A strong weather system has prompting severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from Louisiana into southern Ohio, according to the Weather Channel. The system is expected to reach metro Atlanta around 10 p.m…