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Pike under flood watch and flood warning

Pike County is under a flood watch and flood warning until 2:30 am Wednesday, Dec. 23. Two roads were closed in Pike County Tuesday morning due to flooding and washouts, including Old Zebulon Road and Milner Road. The following flood warning was released Dec. 22: FLOOD WARNING FOR… PIKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA… * UNTIL 230 AM EST WEDNESDAY * AT 229 PM EST… HEAVY RAIN OF AROUND 2 TO 3 INCHES THAT FELL ACROSS THE COUNTY OVERNIGHT HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA STREAMS AND CREEKS ACROSS THE COUNTY. THIS HAS RESULTED IN FLOODING ALONG OLD ZEBULON ROAD AT POWDER SPRINGS… RESULTING IN THE ROAD BEING CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FLOODING ALSO RESULTED IN A PORTION OF MILNER ROAD BEING CLOSED. OTHER CREEKS POSSIBLY EXPERIENCING FLOODING ARE… BIRCH CREEK… ELKINS CREEK… AND MOUNTAIN CREEK. THE FLOOD THREAT WILL LIKELY CONTINUE AS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS POSSIBLE AGAIN THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH… ON FOOT OR IN AN AUTOMOBILE. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES… MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING. IF YOU SEE SIGNIFICANT FLOODING… WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED… AND THEN CALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 OR TWEET US YOUR REPORT AT NWSATLANTA.

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