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WEDNESDAY NIGHT STORM CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 TORNADO

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The storm that ripped through Floyd County on Wednesday night has been classified as an EF 1 tornado, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock confirmed yesterday.  The tornado caused destroyed a number of homes and substantial damage to 50 to 100 buildings, according to Hancock.  There were also numerous downed trees and limbs.  The damage primarily occurred in the Kingston Road area.  Crews worked Wednesday night thru the day yesterday to restore power to some 2,000 customers left with outages.  Power outages led to the cancellation of classes for schools in the Model district, including Model Elementary, Middle and High School, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.  According to Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system, all of those will be open today.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been working to assist victims of Wednesday night’s EF-1 tornado.  According to a release from the organization, the Red Cross is doing their part to make sure that the emergency-caused needs are met.

ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE MOVIES TO BENEFIT EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center will hold it’s 12th annual “A Night at the Movies” on Tuesday, February 28th at the Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue in West Rome.  The event is a benefit for the Family Resource Center in their efforts to prevent child abuse.  It will begin at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.  Attendees will have a chance to see one of six blockbuster movies at 7:30 pm.

N.W. GEORGIA RED CROSS RESPONDS FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY STORMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

ROME: (February 22, 2012) – Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been in the field throughout the day assessing recovery needs of residents of storm- ravaged Floyd County. The Red Cross will work to ensure that emergency-caused needs are met. Current estimates are that 50 -100 homes were damaged by the Wednesday night storms, including homes in the hard-hit Dykes Creek and Turner Chapel neighborhoods.

MODEL AND JOHNSON SCHOOLS OPEN FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Model and Johnson area schools will be open on Friday.  Model High School, Model Middle School, Model Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School and the Floyd County Education Center were all closed today due to storm damage in the area.  Power was restored to all schools by mid-morning today and road crews have been working to clear roadways of debris.  School system personnel have been in close contact with Emergency Management officials during the day as work continued to repair storm damage.  System personnel have been informed that road work will continue through the afternoon and that all major roads and most secondary roads will be cleared and passable by morning.

STORM UPDATE: ROAD CLOSINGS AND POWER OUTAGES

Written by Matt Davis on February 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

As you know we had severe storms move through Floyd County last night.  Currently we have the following roads closed:

LATE NIGHT STORM RIPS THRU FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on February 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A storm ripped through Floyd County last night, leaving a handful of people without power and causing some structure damage.  Speaking of power outages, Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report this morning that schools in the Model district will be closed today due to power outage.  That includes Model Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.

NEWT GINGRICH TO VISIT ROME

Written by Matt Davis on February 23, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will make a stop in Rome next Tuesday as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating the Gingrich campaign in the area and says that Gingrich will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field at 3 pm.  His visit will come one week before Super Tuesday, March 6th.

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