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Weather Service issues flood warning for Oconee River at Penfield

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Oconee River at Penfield, in place through Thursday afternoon, impacting parts of Greene, Oconee, and Clarke counties. There is also a wind advisory for Athens and northeast Georgia.

From the National Weather Service...

The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in

Georgia...

Oconee River near Penfield affecting Oconee, Oglethorpe and

Greene Counties.

For the Oconee River Basin...including Penfield, Milledgeville,

Oconee, Oconee, McIntyre, Irwinton, Oconee, Dublin, Mount Vernon...

Moderate flooding is forecast.

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring.

* WHERE...Oconee River near Penfield.

* WHEN...Until Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...At 17 feet, Minor flooding continues to expand into

fields...woodlands and pastures near the river. The water level is

very close to Ward Road on the right bank. Flood waters will be

approaching irrigation systems and they may need to be moved to

higher ground.

A Wind Advisory is in effect tonight through Tuesday morning across north Georgia. W to NW winds of 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 40-45 mph are expected. With very saturated soils, some trees are more likely to be downed, and power outages could result.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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