Greenway

The Oconee River Greenway is closing due to the heavy rains that have hit the area in recent days. 

Also, Georgia Power has opened one floodgate at Sinclair dam.

Baldwin County Emergency Management-Homeland Security Director Wayne Johnson said Wednesday that residents in Milledgeville and Baldwin County could see as much as four to six inches of rain and possibly more resulting from remnants of Tropical Storm Sally.

Meteorologists said the hurricane unleashed more than 30 inches of rainfall in the Gulf Coast region earlier this week.

Johnson said residents living in low-line, flood-prone areas of Milledgeville and Baldwin County should take precautionary measures as the storm approaches, and listen to weather updates.

The EMA director also warns residents living in the neighborhoods along the Oconee River to be mindful of possible flooding conditions. 

In addition to the heavy rain that Sally is forecast to bring to the local area, strong, gusty winds are also likely.

Meterologists with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City have issued a flood watch for a large portion of central Georgia, including Milledgeville and Baldwin County, as well as surrounding counties.

The NWS also has issued a wind advisory for that same area. A wind advisory will run through 11 a.m. Thursday.

 

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