Monday, January 14, 2013

Flood Warning Issued for the Chattahoochee National Forest

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for most of North Georgia that is in effect through Wednesday. Soils are wet due to recent rainfall, and periods of heavy rain are expected to continue. Flooding of streams and low-lying areas, including forest roads and recreation areas, will be possible.

Before visiting the forest, check the Current Conditions page and Alerts & Notices for road and campground closures. Be alert for heavy rains, especially overnight. Low-lying areas can become death traps in a matter of minutes. Never attempt to drive over a flooded road. The road bed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped. Your safety is your own responsibility. In many areas of the forest, use of cell phones and digital data services may be limited.


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