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GEMA wants residents to be prepared for any disaster as it promotes its' Ready Georgia campaign

GEMA wants residents to be prepared for any disaster as it promotes its' Ready Georgia campaign

Atlanta, GA--  This month is the 3 year anniversary of the terrible tornadoes that ripped through downtown and Buford communities.  In addition, we have all seen the destruction that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami has done to the country of Japan.

March 1st marks the beginning of Georgia's official tornado season and the Georgia Emergency management Agency says that "preparation is key to surviving violent and unpredictable storms."

Here are tips from the GEMA website:  

Heavy Rains Expected to Last thru the Early Afternoon

Heavy Rains Expected to Last thru the Early Afternoon

Atlanta, GA--  A Flood Watch has been put in place for the Great Atlanta area that will last until Thursday early afternoon.

Heavy rains began to come down in the area during the 10 a.m. hour and will continue to taper off for the next 3-4 hours.  

11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil says the rain is expected to move through the area by late Wednesday afternoon, with clearing skies and colder conditions overnight. Lows tonight are expected down to 45, with a highs tomorrow in the low 50s. By the weekend, temperatures are expected to moderate in to the 60s.

Expect flooding in the usual areas within your respective communities.

McDonough Snow Pictures

McDonough Snow Pictures

McDonough, GA--  Here are viewer submitted pictures from the quick snow event that literally "blew-in" overnight and in the early morning hours.  If you have more pictures to submit, please send them to photos@11alive.com