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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 5, 2020

Lightning Safety


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 4, 2020

Tornado Season is From March 1st to May 31st


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 3, 2020


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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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Starts March 8th

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Daylight Saving Time starts March 8th so don’t forget to set your clocks and change your batteries!

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8th, at 2:00a.m., so remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to sleep. You should also chan...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Marietta Fire Department Announces March 2nd - 6th is Severe Weather Preparedness Week


MARIETTA – The Marietta Fire Department wishes to ensure all citizens are aware of Marietta’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2nd – 6th, 2020.  Although Tornado season is March – May, sever...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Free Home Safety Visits


Is Your Home MFD SAFE?

The MFD SAFE program provides Home Fire Safety Visits for all of the City of Marietta community. When requested, members of the MFD will meet you and your family at your home. There we will assess, and discuss, things that you can do...

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