SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September

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Georgia businesses and residents affected by flooding on Sept. 3-4, 2022, are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration covers the counties of Chattooga, Floyd and Walker in Georgia and Cherokee and DeKalb in Alabama. To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will … Continue reading SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September

Cold Can Kill: Walker County Emergency Management Urges Residents to Prepare Now for Dangerous Cold Temperatures

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Cold can kill. Walker County will be under a WIND CHILL WARNING from late Thursday night (12/22) through noon Saturday (12/24). The National Weather Service predicts dangerously cold temperatures will impact northwest Georgia with wind chills as low as 10 below zero. Now is the time to start preparing for the very cold temperatures. If … Continue reading Cold Can Kill: Walker County Emergency Management Urges Residents to Prepare Now for Dangerous Cold Temperatures

National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

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LaFayette, GA (June 16, 2021) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has designated Walker County as a StormReady County. The four-year designation provides continued recognition of the county’s efforts to reach a high level of severe weather preparedness. “Walker County is doing its part to minimize the vulnerability of our citizens to extreme weather events,” … Continue reading National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

Public Health Officials Confirm Walker’s First 2021 Animal Rabies Case

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The following information comes from Northwest Georgia Public Health: LaFayette, GA - A skunk has tested positive for animal rabies, prompting public health officials to remind Walker County residents about the potential dangers of rabies and urge them to make sure their pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease. This is the first confirmed … Continue reading Public Health Officials Confirm Walker’s First 2021 Animal Rabies Case

10 Years after the Super Outbreak Impacted Walker County

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Flintstone, GA - It's now known as the 2011 Super Outbreak. On April 27, 2011, the National Weather Service reported 216 confirmed tornadoes touched down across multiple states, including Georgia. 316 people lost their lives on that horrific day. An EF4 tornado that originated in Section, Alabama made its way into Georgia through Trenton before … Continue reading 10 Years after the Super Outbreak Impacted Walker County

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class Available for Walker and Dade County Residents

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Rock Spring, GA  – Walker County’s Emergency Management Agency will partner with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City and Dade County EMA to host a free SKYWARN Storm Spotter training class at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. The class is open to anyone in the public with an interest in weather. Amateur … Continue reading SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class Available for Walker and Dade County Residents

Walker County Opening Storm Shelters, Activating the EOC and Canceling Meetings Ahead of Severe Weather

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Four public shelters will open at 3:00 p.m. today in Walker County for those in need of a safe location to stay as severe weather passes through the area. Walker County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will handle staffing at the following shelters: Walker County Civic Center and Ag Center, 10052 N Highway 27, Rock … Continue reading Walker County Opening Storm Shelters, Activating the EOC and Canceling Meetings Ahead of Severe Weather

Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station

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Working adults, high school students and other northwest Georgia residents who want a COVID-19 vaccine now have an evening option. The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade will open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Friday, March 26. 900 appointments are now available for Friday’s vaccination event at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The new … Continue reading Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station

Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

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LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will make several operational changes in June in an effort to resume public access to services amid new COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The following offices will reopen to the public on June 1st: Commissioner's Office Tax Commissioner's Office in Rock Spring Tax Commissioner's Office in Fairview Mountain Cove Farms … Continue reading Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June