Blue Ridge declares state of emergency after severe storms hit the area

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga – City of Blue Ridge declared a state of emergency because of the severe storm damage to the city’s infrastructure and water service.
The mayor and members of the city council issued the declaration on March 26 and will remain in effect until April 26, 202 unless extended or repealed.  Mayor and mayor pro-tem have the responsibility to seek the best prices for storm damage repairs and are authorized to approve up to $350,000 in expenditures.
Bullpen Gap

Bullpen Gap experienced excessive damage from the severe storms

Crews are out working on roads following Thursday’s storms which resulted in flooding and a water main break caused schools to move online today.
The heavy rains resulted in some downed trees and power outages. Bullpen Gap and Boss T. Mull Memorial Bridge in McCaysville reported the most damage. Bullpen Gap is where the water main break occurred.
A River Flood Warning is in effect until 9:43 a.m. this morning, March 26.
Thunderstorms are likely to return on Saturday. From the National Weather Service:

“Thunderstorms and heavy rain are likely over portions of north and central Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, with a few strong to severe storms possible each day. Localized flash flooding is also possible across far north Georgia where the heaviest rain occurs.

There is also a chance of thunderstorms across portions of north and central Georgia on Wednesday and Wednesday night.”

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