Sally’s rain remnants soak Athens, NE Ga

Falling tree kills woman in Snellville

There were reports of several hundred power outages in Clarke, Oconee, Jackson, and Barrow counties, where the remnants of Hurricane Sally brought blustery winds and dumped heavy rain on Thursday. Most of the power has been restored.

There were also flood warnings for Oglethorpe and Madison counties, and for the Oconee River at Penfield.

From the Weather Channel…

The Flood Warning continues for the Oconee River near Penfield. From this morning to late Saturday night. At 2:00 AM EDT Friday the stage was 13.3 feet...and rising Flood stage is 13 feet. Minor flooding will continue. Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 14.3 feet Saturday morning. It will then fall below flood stage early Sunday morning. Impact...At 15 feet, Minor flooding continues to expand into fields...woodlands and pastures...mainly on the right bank of the river...upstream and downstream from the gage on the Georgia Highway 15 bridge.

More Information

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia... Oconee River near Penfield affecting Greene, Oconee and Clarke Counties. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at weather.gov/atlanta.

For the second time in as many days, a person is killed by a falling tree: on Wednesday it was a man in Atlanta; Thursday it was a woman in Gwinnett County struck by a tree while walking her dog in Snellville.

Tim Bryant

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

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