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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Summer Burning Ban for Metro Atlanta Area

Burn Ban

In Atlanta, during the summer months, the ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels. Ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides react in the presence of sunlight. A major source of these pollutants is the burning of f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Grilling Safety

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The National Fire Protection Association has some great advice for safe grilling this summer.  Please visit the NFPA website for more information and videos to test your knowledge.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Summer Heat Preparedness

Extreme Heat Danger

Know the signs of heat illness and take action!

Visit the CDC website and ready.gov for more information.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Flash Floods

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Flash Floods and Floods

  • A flash flood occurs within a few hours (usually less than 6 hours) of heavy or excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure.  
  • Floods develop more slowly than flash floods, normally greater than 6 hours.
  • More than half of all ...
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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Tornado Season is From March 1st to May 31st

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Be prepared for severe weather!  Tornado season in Georgia is from March until the end of May, with the highest number of tornadoes occurring in April.  The Marietta Fire Department wants you to be prepared for severe weather whenever it...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Lightning Safety

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Lightning Facts

  • Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
  • There is no safe place outdoors when a thunderstorm is nearby.
  • Most lightning victims were going to a safe place b...
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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Thunderstorms

Severe Weather Shelter Area

The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms

that occur each year in the United States, about 10 percent are ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Weather Alerts and Warnings

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Do you know the difference between a National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning?

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared!

Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to ac...

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