Tropical Storm Warning Remains in Effect for Fannin County


**UPDATED: The Tropical Storm Warning for our area has been extended. We will be under this Warning until 7:45 P.M. this evening.**


BLUE RIDGE, GA- The threat for tornadic activity in Fannin County has be removed from the list of risks associated with Hurricane Irma’s progress into our area.

Shortly before 8 A.M. this morning Hurricane Irma was downgraded to the status of tropical storm as it crossed the Florida border into Georgia.Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, Hurricane Irma, Fannin County EMA Director Robert Graham, State of Emergency, Governor Nathan Deal

Fannin County Emergency Management released an update via Nixel to inform residents and visitors to our area what to expect throughout the day.

Fannin County is under a Tropical Storm Warning until 1:45 P.M. The intensity of Irma is expected to decrease as it follows its course over land.

High winds are still anticipated as Irma moves North. The risk for these winds are elevated in our area. We could see tropical storm force winds of 25-35 M.P.H. with gusts up to 55 M.P.H.

The conditions for tornadic activity have decreased significantly in our area, with the current threat to life and property being listed as none.

* TORNADO – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: – Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes – CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None – The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. – POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None

Rainfall will continue to be a concern and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for our region. Peak rainfall amounts are expected to receive an additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts.

Follow FetchYourNews for the latest Hurricane Irma updates.


Natalie Kissel

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