It appears that the Greater Rome area has dodged a bullet where the threat of severe weather has been concerned over the past few days. Tornadoes that rocked the Midwest and other parts of the Southeast did not end up wreaking havoc on our region. Concerns remain about the potential for flooding through late tonight. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Tim Herrington reminds motorists to be alert for flooded areas.
The former president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America Roxanne Spillet is slated to be the guest speaker for Berry College’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 10th.
The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 8-2 in the opener of a three game series last night in Asheville, North Carolina. Both of the Braves’ runs were solo home runs – one from Eric Garcia in the first inning and another from Joey
Meneses in the fourth.
With the severe weather that’s in the forecast for the next couple of days, local emergency management officials, and even local law enforcement, are urging the public to make sure they are signed up for
Floyd County’s CodeRED weather alert system. It is also a wise idea to have a NOAA weather radio handy, along with a storm safety plan for your family, according to Floyd County EMA Interim Director Tim Herrington.
Election season is in full swing with the May 20th primary now less than three weeks away. Early voting began earlier this week and will continue through the Friday before the election.
It was a tough night at the office last night for the Atlanta Braves, who were shut out by the Miami Marlins 9-0 in game one of a three game series at Miami’s Marlins Park.
Though we may get a break from time to time, severe weather remains in the forecast for the next couple of days. The Tornado Watch issued by the National
Weather Service remains in effect until 11 am today. A Flood Watch is also place through 2 am on Thursday. The NWS has reported just over an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from Sunday night thru early this morning.
Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the severe storms moving into our area that have led to extensive damage in states to the west of us. This will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response to the counties that may be affected by the storm.