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USACE Flood Risk Statement for Lake Allatoona

Cartersville is the best dam town in Bartow County. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the USACE Lisa Parker released a flood risk statement, due to the potential for flooding from recent rains.

Update: Fire at Lake Allatoona Dam

Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers

Lisa Parker of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a statement on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, regarding the fire that took place in the powerhouse at the Lake Allatoona Dam on the afternoon of Monday, May 19th. USACE had scheduled a power outage in order to perform repairs to the “switchyard,” according to […]

Fire at Lake Allatoona Dam

Lake Allatoona Dam ~ Photo courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers at Allatoona Lake

An estimated 40 firefighters were called just before 4:45 PM on Monday, May 19, 2014, to fight a fire at the power house at the Lake Allatoona dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News says officials told them “work was being done at the power station Monday and […]

DOT: “Stay Put! Don’t Drive” (2-12-14)

Most area roads in North Georgia look like my driveway.

Georgia is closed.  A State of Emergency has been declared for 91 counties in the state. More than 60,000 customers in Atlanta are without power. Roads are frozen and worse weather is coming. With the threat of a “catastrophic” storm looming, Georgia DOT dump trucks mounted with snow plows and spreaders, escorted by Georgia State […]

Snow Coming: Gov. Deal Declares State of Emergency

Governor Nathan Deal ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for much of North Georgia, with sleet and ice in the forecast. After enduring scathing attacks following the traffic gridlock in Atlanta from the most recent snowstorm, Gov. Nathan Deal this morning declared a state of emergency for 14 North Georgia counties: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, […]

Cars Abandoned on Interstates To Be Towed

Department of Public Safety

The Georgia State Patrol says the towing of vehicles abandoned on state highways due to the recent ice storm will begin at 9 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Westlake and Mt. Paran Road locations for motorists to be taken to their vehicles closed at 5 p.m. Troopers are returning to normal patrols for the evening […]