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Drought spreads into North Georgia

Drought spreads into North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia's state climatologist says extreme drought conditions have now spread into North Georgia and cover most of the state south of the mountains.

Climatologist David Stooksbury says all of Georgia's counties are now classified as being in moderate, severe or extreme drought.

In his most recent reports on the drought, Stooksbury said the outlook for relief in the short-term is not promising. Unless Georgia sees some tropical weather over the next few months, the state can expect below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures.

Without tropical rain, Georgia's soil is expected to continue to dry out. Stream flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels are expected to continue to drop, and wildfire potentials are expected to remain high to extreme.

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MLK Dedication Canceled Due to Hurricane Irene

MLK Dedication Canceled Due to Hurricane Irene

Who would have thought that the east coast would ever feel the remnants of an earthquake and now just two days away from the Martin Luther King Dedication, a hurricane threatens to sweep through the coast, leaving MLK foundation officials to cancel activities past Saturday morning.This evening Harry E. Johnson, Sr. president and CEO  of the Washington DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. released a statement saying "It is with a heavy heart and enormous disappointment that we announce that, in the interest of public safety, we are forced to change our plans."

Johnson states that the Partners in the Dream MLK Store and Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon on Friday will continue as planned. Additionally, the National Prayer Service will continue, however, the official dedication ceremony will be moved to a date yet determined in September or October. 

The day the earth shook Downtown Atlanta

The day the earth shook Downtown Atlanta

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Heavy rains cause isolated flash floods

Heavy rains cause isolated flash floods

ATLANTA – A line of heavy rain showers moved across metro Atlanta Wedensday afternoon causing some isolated flash flooding.

Heavy rains cause isolated flash floods

Heavy rains cause isolated flash floods

ATLANTA - A line of heavy rain showers moved across metro Atlanta Wedensday afternoon causing some isolated flash flooding.

Parts of I-85/75 were flooded and cars were stranded near Freedom Parkway just after 4 p.m. Wednesday.