Alabama rescinds burn ban order; Polk County remains under total burn ban

Don’t let the recent rains deceive you, North Georgia is still under severe drought conditions and rainfall totals for the year remain way below normal levels.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Interim State Forester Gary Cole have rescinded the statewide Drought Emergency ‘No Burn’ Order which has been in effect since early November.

Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) say the state has received enough rainfall over the last few days to reduce the threat of dangerous wildfires.

The cities of Cedartown, Rockmart, Aragon and the Polk County Government have all instituted burn bans and they continue to remain in affect.

The entire northern half of Georgia remains in a Level 2 Drought Response.

During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses.

Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.