Monday, September 11, 2017

Dunwoody Update: Weather, Dunwoody Operations, Schools, MARTA, Sanitation, City Council Meeting

Good morning my fellow Dunwoody citizens. The following are some items of interest concerning the weather, safety precautions, Dunwoody and DeKalb County operations, etc ...

1. Weather … rain is forecast to continue at the current pace through Tuesday morning when the rain should start tampering off at around 7 - 8 AM. The forecast is for 3” - 5” of rain. The heavies of the rain is forecast between 1 - 7 PM today caused by a “squall line.” Squall lines can cause some dangerous weather. Winds will continue to increase and peak this evening between 5 - 7 PM at a sustained 35 MPH. There is also the possibility of gust over 50 MPH. Winds are forecast to then start to slowly decrease to reach a safer level at 8 AM on Tuesday. All this means one thing … this is the time to take serious safety precautions for you, your family and our fellow citizens in need. The rain and wind combination will most likely knock some trees down and take out some power lines. If you see downed power lines stay well clear of the area and contact Georgia Power …Ph# 888-891-0938. To check status of power outages go to www.georgiapower.com/storm . The rain could cause some flash flooding which could cause areas where streets are not passible. … stay off the streets if at all possible. Personal safety and the safety of those around should be your # 1 priority today! Stay tuned to the local media for fast developing weather updates.

2. Dunwoody Operations …. Except for Police and emergency personal the city government is closed today. A decision on operations for Tuesday will be made after 3 PM today. Go to the city website dunwoodyga.gov for updates.

3. Schools … DeKalb County Schools / Offices are closed today and tomorrow. For updates go to www.dekalbschoolsga.gov

4. MARTA … MARTA has suspended all bus and rail operations for today. This information via the Dekalb Emergency Management Agency.

5. Sanitation … There is no sanitation pick up today. This means that sanitation pick up in Dunwoody will the moved back at least one day. For update go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/about-sanitation. Please do not put anything out to the curb as with the heavy winds items at the curb can be blown in the air creating dangerous situations.

6. City Council Meeting … The City Council Meeting for tonight has been postponed and has been rescheduled for next Monday, SEP 18, at 6 PM.