Mon., June 17, 2013 12:00pm
Wet weather is causing difficulty for Georgia farmers. The owner of Cedar Hollow Farm in Cleveland, Glen Cook, says the large amount of rainfall has made it hard to weed and do other essential field work. Jody Farmer of Hall County said he is roughly a month behind schedule working his wheat and soybean crops.
Thu., June 6, 2013 8:03am
The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for parts of Georgia, including Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.
Tue., April 16, 2013 4:00pm
Lake Lanier is back up to its full water level for the first time in two years. That’s good news for homeowners, boaters and others using the lake. But some worry Georgians will give up the few water restrictions they may be following now.
Tue., March 5, 2013 5:12pm
Some Georgians are on the lookout for sinkholes, after heavy rain has hit the state. Experts say Georgia’s sinkholes aren’t typically as deep as the one that claimed a Florida man’s life.
Tue., March 5, 2013 12:05pm
Engineers and public works officials in south Georgia say recent rains could lead to sinkholes forming in the area. Albany Public Works Sewer Superintendent Ann Zimmer-Shepherd says the city has received several calls from residents nervous about the stability of their homes after a sinkhole formed beneath a Florida man's house and killed him.
Thu., February 28, 2013 3:57pm
Georgia has seen so much rain in the last two weeks, that there are no more areas of extreme or exceptional drought in the state. That helps farmers long-term, but some have had to delay planting due to all the rain.
Fri., February 8, 2013 2:15pm
Northeast Georgia counties are no longer in drought. It’s thanks to the recent rains. Central Georgia still faces the worst drought conditions.
Fri., January 4, 2013 12:57pm
State Climatologist Bill Murphey says the rain over Christmas and New Year’s helped ease drought conditions in northern Georgia. But he says central and southern Georgia didn’t see much benefit from the storms.
Thu., January 3, 2013 1:19pm
Authorities say Lake Lanier has risen higher than 1,058 feet above sea level for the first time since Nov. 23. The lake northeast of Atlanta has been steadily rising since Dec. 19, when it had fallen to its lowest level since Jan. 16, 2009. At that time, the region was in a fierce two-year drought.
Mon., May 28, 2012 6:50am
Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall Monday morning and threatens to snarl traffic on Memorial Day. The storm is bringing drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the Georgia coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm made landfall in Florida early Monday near Jacksonville Beach.