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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Severe Weather Info 01/24/2024

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THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

The Menu Below Contains the Order of Which Information is Found on this Page

* OUTLOOK (THIS IS UPDATED FOR EACH EVENT)
* AVAILABLE STORM SHELTERS (Open / Closed, Pet Friendly, Etc.)
* NOAA RISK CATEGORIES
*ALERTS AND HOW TO SIGN UP FOR HYPER-REACH
* ROAD CONDITIONS
* DEPARTMENTAL DELAYS AND CLOSURES
* POWER OUTAGES (power outage map & how to report an outage)

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OUTLOOK (will update as needed)

OVERVIEW:

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast through the weekend across North and portions of Central Georgia. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4+ inches are expected in the watch area through Friday night. Locally higher amounts are possible with stronger, slow moving, or training thunderstorms.

KEY MESSAGES:

  • A Flood Watch has been issued for north and portions of central Georgia from 7 PM Wednesday through 7 PM Friday.
  • Total rainfall amounts from 2 to 4+ inches are expected inside the watch area with higher amounts in training storms.

IMPACTS:

  • Excessive Rainfall could cause rivers to overflow and flash flooding to occur. These could ultimately lead to impassable roadways where higher amounts occur.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE:

  • Excessive rainfall leading to river flooding and flash flooding : Medium

Graphics (GRAPHICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)

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County Storm Shelters 

All premises monitored with audio visual recording by 911

Dade County Justice Building
75 Case Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752

Dade County Administrative Building
71 Case Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752

South Dade Storm Shelter (Valley)
265 School Street, Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Sports Complex Storm Shelter
9622 US-Hwy 11, Trenton, GA 30752

Davis Storm Shelter (Sand Mountain)
249 Davis School Road, Trenton, GA 30752  

Shelter Rules and Guidelines

(for all shelters)

  • Be kind, courteous, and respectful of others (you will be sharing space)
  • No Smoking
  • No Profanity (as there may be children present)
  • Pets allowed but MUST be in crates or kennels (regardless of size)
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Doors are to remain closed at all times. (Except when exiting and entering. These are specially weighted doors so propping them may cause damage)
  • Clean up after yourself
  • (Rules are subject to change)


About the New Shelters

  • FEMA Approved 361 
  • Will withstand winds of up to 250 mph.
  • Will hold up to 260 people (allotting 5 square feet per person)

What's in the Shelters?

In the 3 Stand alone Shelters

  • Chairs / Tables / Trashcans (please clean up after yourself)
  • Restrooms 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Weather Radio
  • Telephone (for communication with E-911)

In the Justice Building and the Admin Building

  • Restrooms
  • Wi-Fi

What to Bring

  • Folding Chairs, blankets, sleeping bags,  pillows, etc.
  • Medication  / phone chargers
  • Snacks / Drinks (No alcoholic beverages)
  • Games / Entertainment for children

NOAA Risk Categories






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Hper Reach Storm

Use this link to learn more about Emergency Notifications and use this link to sign up for Hyper Reach 





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Current Road Conditions & Closures:


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TO REPORT AN OUTAGE (1)

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To Report a Power Outage or see the Power Outage Map please use this link to GA Power https://www.georgiapower.com/company/safety/outages-and-stormcenter.html

If this is a dangerous condition, including downed power lines, please call 1-888-891-0938 

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