Heavy Rain May Cause Some Local Flooding

Monday, April 7, 2014

A warning of potential flooding on several local creeks has been issued after heavy rain overnight.

The creeks that may overflow their banks include Lookout Creek, South Chickamauga Creek and West Chickamauga Creek.

Some additional thunderstorms may occur.

Here are the warnings:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. * FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING. * AT 800 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.4 FEET...AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. * FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 12.5 FEET BY THIS EVENING. THE CREEK WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY AFTER MIDNIGHT. * AT 13 FEET...MINOR FLOODING EXPANDS ALONG SELLS LANE IN TRENTON...MASON ROAD NEAR RISING FAWN...AND CREEK ROAD NEAR NEW ENGLAND. ALL THESE ROADS WILL BE CLOSED. ALSO MINOR FLOODING EXPANDS MUCH FURTHER DOWNSTREAM AS THE CREEK CROSSES THE TENNESSEE BORDER INTO THE TIFTONA AREA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN, TN HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK AT CHICKAMAUGA TN. * FROM TUESDAY MORNING UNTIL TUESDAY EVENING. * AT 09:15 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.4 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...RISE TO FLOOD STAGE DURING TUESDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE DURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 18.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS TO CROSS MACK SMITH ROAD IN CATOOSA COUNTY, GEORGIA. FLOODING BEGINS AT GOLF COURSES NEAR THE CONFLUENCE OF SOUTH AND WEST CHICKAMAUGA CREEKS. WEST CHICKAMAUGA CREEK BEGINS TO OVERFLOW ITS BANKS, AS WELL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE WEST CHICKAMAUGA CREEK NEAR FORT OGLETHORPE. * FROM TUESDAY EVENING UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING. * AT 10 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.7 FEET...AND RISING. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 11 FEET. * FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 11.1 FEET TUESDAY EVENING. THE CREEK WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. * AT 11 FEET...FLOOD STAGE IS REACHED. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS OF WOODLANDS AND FIELDS NEAR THE CREEK UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE GAGE ON THE GEORGIA HIGHWAY 146 OR CLOUD SPRINGS ROAD BRIDGE. MINOR FLOODING OF THE CREEK CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED FURTHER DOWNSTREAM AS IT CROSSES THE TENNESSEE BORDER INTO THE SOUTH EAST RIDGE AREA.
 

 




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