Friday, February 22, 2013
There's a flash flood watch in Gwinnett County. Here's tips from the Better Business Bureau, so you do not become a drowning victim.
Fron the Better Business Bureau (metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia): Today and tomorrow, most of the state of Georgia -- including Gwinnett County -- will be getting much needed rain. But with more than expected rain, the potential for flash floods is expected. Your best information is received by staying current via local media, The Weather Channel, the Internet or any source of reliable data that will give you real time information on the weather where you live. If you have to drive where there is a potential for flash flooding, please keep the following in mind. Remember, a flash flood is not something that takes a long time to develop. This is an event that happens quickly. If you are driving and the road has water over it, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Also, a tornado watch is in effect for Gwinnett and Northeast Georgia until 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30
Update: Gwinnett included in Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Click here for updates on Gwinnett Patch A tornado watch is in effect for much of central and north Georgia until 4 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30), according to the National Weather Service. The tornado watch area includes Gwinnett County. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The rough weather is expected to reach our area in the early afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, a squal line of strong thunderstorms was to push by into northwest Georgia by 11 a.m. Click here for updated local weather conditions, including radar, on WeatherBug.com, Patch's weather partner. Check back for weather updates.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The National Weather Service says the rough weather is possible Wednesday morning into the afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday for the possibility of severe weather in north Georgia, including Gwinnett County. Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are possible, says the weather service, along with damaging winds and rainfall in excess of one inch. The timing puts the active weather in this part of the state beween 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Here's an excerpt from the weather service's statement: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH GEORGIA ON WEDNESDAY...WITH INSTABILITY AND VERY STRONG WIND SHEAR VALUES COMBINING TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SQUALL LINE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. IN ADDITION...FREQUENT CLOUD …
Friday, January 18, 2013
In the event of severe winter weather, here are several tips to keep Lilburn and Gwinnett County residents safe.
Lilburn didn't see much -- if any -- in the way of snow overnight. But, that doesn't mean the white suff won't make an appearance before winter is over. During winter weather hazards, emergency officials urge residents to continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the advised time. If conditions worsen, people are encouraged to stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary. Once ice begins to accumulate on bridges, overpasses, and secondary streets, travel may become treacherous. If you are on the roadway, remember drive slowly and watch for black ice. “If you don’t have to go out, stay indoors and off the streets,” said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge in a press release. The primary concern during a …