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