Rainy Conditions Expected in County

The National Weather Service in Greenville/Spartanburg is calling for 5-8 inches of rain starting today thru Sunday, and the Rabun County Emergency Management Authority wants residents to be prepared.

Some tips to follow include putting together an emergency supplies kit

Know the terms – a flood WATCH means a flood is possible in your area, while a flood WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.

Stay away from downed power lines to avoid the risk of electric shock or electrocution.

For more information on how to prepare for severe weather visit, www.ready.ga.gov or www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc or download Ready Georgia’s free mobile app. To learn about specific risks in the area, contact the Rabun County emergency management agency at 706- 782-5821.