SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Walker County Businesses Affected by April 12-13 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

This release come from the Small Business Administration: Washington, D.C. - SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza released the following information following the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Tennessee affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 12 - 13, 2020. While the disaster declaration covers Bradley and Hamilton … Continue reading SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Walker County Businesses Affected by April 12-13 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Any northwest Georgian with symptoms of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, may receive free testing provided by public health at one of four sites in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding, and Walker counties. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath. Call 706-802-5329, 706-802-5885, 706-802-5886 or 706-802-5888 from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday … Continue reading Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

Connecting Walker County Storm Victims with Volunteer Organizations

Trion, GA - Now that power has been restored to main lines in the Highway 151/Halls Valley/Ramey Road area and the roads cleared and reopened, it is now safe for Walker County Emergency Management to assist with volunteer organizations wanting to help storm victims. If you are a storm victim and need assistance or a … Continue reading Connecting Walker County Storm Victims with Volunteer Organizations

An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts in Walker County

Walker County, GA - Public Works crews have been identifying roads impacted by flooding today. Several areas will require repairs, as the ground around drainage tiles has eroded underneath the asphalt. The following roads remain closed: -Reo Road -Lake Howard at Arnold -McCarter Road -Shinbone Ridge (down to one lane near Possumtrot Branch) In addition, … Continue reading An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts in Walker County

National Weather Service Confirms EF2 Tornado Struck Walker County

Trion, GA - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the tornado that struck Walker County on April 12, 2020 was an EF2 that produced winds up to 125 miles per hour. The storm summary shows at its maximum strength, the tornado stretched 800 yards wide and traveled nearly 16 miles. NWS reports the tornado started … Continue reading National Weather Service Confirms EF2 Tornado Struck Walker County

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Updated on 4/16/20 to reflect a change in the number of homes damaged and designation of the tornado. LaFayette, GA – The Easter Sunday storm that spawned an EF2 tornado in the Center Post community damaged at least 31 homes. Walker County Fire Rescue personnel made the finding during a preliminary damage assessment along a … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Dine-In Food Service to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued an Emergency Order this morning aimed at slowing the spread of novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. The Order, which comes under the guidance of the Georgia Department of Public Health, requires all restaurants, bars, private clubs, and similar food or drink establishments to close their dining rooms no later than … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Dine-In Food Service to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

Walker County’s Efforts to Mitigate the Potential Spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus

We will be posting COVID-19 updates relating to our community on this page. Bookmark this page for the latest information. Walker County Emergency Management team members, the Walker County Health Department and other local partners are actively monitoring developments with COVID-19. We are in direct communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) officials … Continue reading Walker County’s Efforts to Mitigate the Potential Spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus

Walker County Tax Commissioner’s Office Warns of Imposter Scam

Rock Spring, GA - The Walker County Tax Commissioner’s Office has learned of a potential phone scam targeting property owners with delinquent taxes. Here’s how the scam works. Someone posing as an employee of the Tax Commissioner’s Office calls you stating you owe back taxes that must be paid immediately. They drop the names of … Continue reading Walker County Tax Commissioner’s Office Warns of Imposter Scam