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GEMA's 'Ready Georgia' campaign prepares residents for severe storms

GEMA's 'Ready Georgia' campaign prepares residents for severe storms

(WXIA) -- Severe Weather Awareness week began on Monday, and Georgia Emergency Management Agency has organized a campaign to help Georgians get ready for what storms could hit neighborhoods. 

The campaign has been named Ready Georgia, and helps people prepare for the possibility of strong winds, tornadoes and flooding, a spokeswoman said. Even small things, like securing outdoor objects and getting rid of dead tree branches can make a difference. 

According to the spokeswoman, Georgians may not realize how dangerous thunderstorms can be, because they are so common to local areas.

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Winter Storm Warning through Fri. AM

Winter Storm Warning through Fri. AM

ATLANTA (WXIA) - New Counties Added to the Winter Storm Warning

The following counties have been added: Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Bartow, White, Cherokee

CLOSINGS AND DELAYS | School and business weather cancellations

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PHOTOS | Snow is here in north Georgia


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Flood Watch for parts of metro Atlanta through Wed. morning

Flood Watch for parts of metro Atlanta through Wed. morning

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning for the northern portion of Georgia from Atlanta northward.

The watch area includes Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Polk, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas and DeKalb counties; and includes the cities of Gainesville, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville, Rome, Dahlonega, East Point, Decatur, Cartersville and the city of Atlanta.

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Severe Weather Forecast for Tonight and Monday!

Severe Weather Forecast for Tonight and Monday!

Our pleasant weekend weather pattern is about to change.  A trough in the jetstream to our north will direct a series of disturbances through the area tonight and tomorrow.  The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Oklahoma has forecast a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for Monday.  We will likely see two rounds of Thunderstorms which could turn severe.  The first one will hit overnight and into tomorrow morning the second round will move in later in the day.  Expect damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hair if these Thunderstorms turn severe.

Roswell Hail Video

Check out this incredible hail video from Christine Sever in Roswell last night!

 

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Monster Sunspot Coming Into Earth's Views

Monster Sunspot Coming Into Earth's Views

I found this article on Space.com and thought you would enjoy it!

An enormous sunspot group has taken shape on the surface of the sun, hinting that our star may soon start spouting off some powerful storms.