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April 29, 2014

Forecast: Flooding possible through Thursday

Whitfield and Murray counties dodged the worst of a round of storms that devastated some areas of the Southeast early Tuesday, but more potentially hazardous weather is expected through Thursday.

That’s according to predictions from the National Weather Service, which issued a statement saying a risk for severe thunderstorms was expected to continue today “with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes the most likely threat” in a long list of northwest Georgia counties including Whitfield and Murray. The possibility of minor to moderate flooding continues through Thursday.

Emergency dispatchers in Whitfield and Murray counties said there were no reports of significant weather-related damage or flooding Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

The storm knocked out power for some customers but not in large numbers. North Georgia EMC officials reported about 2,000 customers — most of them in Whitfield, Walker and Catoosa counties — were at one time without power because of the storm. Almost all had service restored by noon Tuesday, the power company reported. Georgia Power reported no significant outages by the end of the day Tuesday. Dalton Utilities officials couldn’t immediately be reached after hours on Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service’s forecast for Dalton, thunderstorms are likely today with wind gusts up to 15 mph and between a quarter-and-a-half-inch of rain expected. There is only a slight chance of thunderstorms tonight, and Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny, the forecast showed as of late Tuesday.

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