According to the National Weather Service, Cedartown and much of the Northwest Georgia area received nearly 4 inches of rain between Sunday night and Monday night. Many of the common flooding areas in Cedartown were once again flooded with water from sources such as the Big Springs and Big Cedar Creek. Rain showers pushed the waters of the Big Spring beyond its banks and flooded back yards along Biggers Drive from Furnace Street back to the girls Softball field behind the old Purks Middle School. Rockmart also had flooding in their park in downtown. Tuesday’s forecast has no indication of any showers, however some clouds may stick around throughout part of the day.
Cedartown may be getting its first real dose of winter weather Thursday night. Temperatures are expected to fall into the upper teens and in the high 20′s Thursday night and into Friday morning. A cold front just behind a line of rain is a formula for possible icing and snow. There is a 20% chance of snow flurries for Thursday night. The winter weather is expected to return to the area next week with some over night temperatures dropping into the low teens. WGAA will keep you up to date on any ice on roadways or road closures with winter weather moving into the area.
DALTON, GA. — Authorities say a small earthquake struck near Dalton, in northwest Georgia.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the quake hit at 7:39 Tuesday about four miles northwest of Dalton.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that it was a 2.9-magnitude earthquake. There were no immediate reports of any damage.
The City of Cedartown Fire Department, along with the Junior Service League and The Exchange Club will be sponsoring a fan give-a-away this Friday and Saturday – June 29th and 30th. Due to the predicted temperatures of 104, these organizations have joined forces to help those who will suffer most during this extreme weather.
A limited number of fans will be available, so we ask only those who have no air conditioning, the elderly and families with small children request this assistance.
Fans will be available starting at 10:00am Friday, June 29th till 5:00pm and 10:00am Saturday, June 30th till 3:00pm or until supplies are exhausted.
You must bring with you: identification and the address the fan will be used at. There is a limit of one per household.
If you are an elderly individual who can not make it down to the Fire Department, or have an elderly relative who can not make it, you can call the Fire Department with the individual’s name and address and a crew will deliver the fan to them.
For additional information, you can call the Cedartown Fire Department at 770-748-1113.
A strong storm system swept across north Georgia on Friday, heralding a series of tornado warnings and caused the collapse of a home in Haralson County.
Haralson County Fire Chief Brian Walker said late Friday night that a person was injured in the collapse and was trapped for about an hour by debris. No other serious injuries were reported. Walker said power lines and trees were down throughout the northern part of the county.
According to the National Weather Service, it appeared a possible tornado had moved from Haralson into Paulding County.
Local authorities were surveying damage from the line of storms late Friday night. There were reports of trees knocked down in Cobb County.
Approximately 10 homes and the roof at an elementary school were damaged in Paulding County. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.
The storms caused damage to several planes at the Paulding County Airport, and the spillage of a few hundred gallons of fuel.
There were upwards of 1,400 customers within the state without electricity until shortly after midnight, according to Georgia Power.
There were also no immediate reports of damage in Floyd County, which had also been under a tornado warning, according to county emergency management.
There have been unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in the Felton community as well. There were several trees, power lines, and road signs down in that area.
A stretch of US Highway 27 was closed in both the north and south directions between Buchannan and the Felton community.
There were also several other unconfirmed reports of tornadoes and funnel cloud activity in the Polk County area.
As soon as the National Weather Service and local weather agencies confirm these reports, we will bring those details to you as soon as they become available to us.
We encourage all Polk County residents to pay close attention to weather conditions and follow safety precautions and guidelines during the event of severe weather.