Hamilton County Schools Delayed 2 Hours Friday Due To Storm Damage, Power Outages

Friday, February 21, 2014

Due to storm damages and power outages, Hamilton County Schools will be delayed  two  hours this morning.

School aged child care will open at the regular time and all employees who accrue vacation will report on regular schedule.

Hamilton County was under a tornado warning until 4 a.m.

There were flooding problems on Cummings Highway at the freeway  in Lookout Valley. Water was running over the road in a number of places on the section of the highway going around the end of Lookout Mountain.

At 5:30 a.m., Lookout Creek was above flood stage and rising at New England in Dade County. It was expected to rise five inches above the 12-foot flood stage.

A tree fell on a house on Newsome Gap Road in Dade County, briefly trapping a woman. She was freed by rescuers.

There were over 500 people without power in the Red Bank-Moccasin Bend area at 6:45 a.m.  Other outages were at Signal Mountain and Soddy Daisy.

At 7:30 a.m., there were over 500 customers without power in the Soddy Daisy area, between 200 and 500 at Harrison-Highway 58 and over 100 at Signal Mountain.

The storm that struck a wide region of North Georgia and Tennessee passed through Hamilton County about 1 a.m.

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