A strong line of storms moved through Chattooga County in the overnight hours prompting watches and warnings across Alabama and Georgia. The majority of the rain had moved through the area by 5 AM but problems remained in Chattooga County.
Danny Fricks with Georgia Power told AM 1180 that there were several power outages around the county. At the AM 1180 Studios this morning power was restored around 6:30. Some customers in the Alpine area near Menlo were also experiencing power outages.
Both Chattooga County and Trion City Schools made the decision to delay school by 2 hours this morning to allow county workers time to get roads cleared and let parents bring kids to school in the daylight.
During the night trees were down on Highway 48 and mudslides were coming down the side of Lookout Mountain from the heavy rain. The Georgia Department of Transportation was able to keep Highway 48 open and remove the debris going up the mountain.
Lamar Canada, Chattooga County Public Works Director told AM 1180 that numerous roads are flooded throughout the county including Racoon Creek Road. Canada told AM 1180 around 6:45 this morning that Racoon Creek Road was about 1 and 1/2 feet under water.
The Trion Fire Department was dispatched to Spring Creek Road due to a tree that has knocked down some power lines before 7 AM this morning.
The Chattooga River is expected to crest this afternoon at just a few inches above flood stage. No major problems from the river are expected.