BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Fannin County Schools cancelled all classes for Thursday, October 29 because of the heavy rainfall and winds expected when Hurricane Zeta’s remnants reach the area.
In a statement the school said:
“Weather forecasts indicate that our community will face severe weather from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta tomorrow morning. Heavy rainfall, flooding, and high winds are expected with this weather event. Safety is always the top priority; therefore, all Fannin County Schools will be closed tomorrow (Thursday), October 29. This applies to both in-person and online classes; all FCSS classes are cancelled on October 29. A call will go out this evening after 5:00 P.M. to all families in the school system with this information. Please take precautions and stay safe.”
National Weather Service has released the following:
"Hurricane Zeta has recently made landfall along the southeast Louisiana coast. Zeta will weaken as it moves inland and continue moving rapidly northeast. Winds across north and central Georgia will increase from west to east as the center of the remnants of Zeta move across the region. Maximum sustained winds are expected to be in the 25-45 mph range with the strongest peak gusts as high as 45 to 70 mph from tonight into Thursday morning. Furthermore, rain bands will continue to impact the forecast area through Thursday afternoon. Rainfall totals are expected to range from 2 to 4 inches in north Georgia, with some locally higher amounts possible in far northeast Georgia."