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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 4:15 pm

The rain is subsiding after several days, and according to the National Weather Service, an approaching cold front should thwart any more rain over the coming days.

No major flooding has been reported for Gordon County, according to Gordon EMA Director Richard Cooper, who explained that Langford at Red Bud is a problem area, as well as Mauldin Rd., due to the rain; this flooding is typical for these roads during a heavy rain.

As of 4 p.m. the Oostanaula River near Calhoun was in action stage at 19.34 ft., and flood stage is at 21 ft, however Cooper explained the river is cresting and does not expect it to continue to rise.

Previously Posted:

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Gordon County and surrounding areas for tonight and early tomorrow morning.

The expected weather is isolated tornadoes and damaging winds, with potential for flooding of rivers, creeks and streams.

“Please make sure you are ready for anything, and have a way of monitoring the weather, like a weather radio, TV or radio,” Gordon County EMA Director Richard Cooper said.

The National Weather Service is reporting an increasingly unstable atmosphere late tonight throughout early morning tomorrow.

“The strongest instabilities and strong wind shear will move into northwest Georgia late tonight and toward daybreak Sunday morning,” reads the National Weather Services website.

According to Cooper, the worst of the weather should be hitting our area around 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. The severe weather should be out of this area around 11 a.m.

In addition, due to the slow movement of the cold front, moderate to heavy rain is expected across a large part of north and central Georgia, according to the National Weather Service.

It recommends monitoring later forecasts and being alert for possible flood warning.

“Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop,” reads the National Weather Service's website.

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