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As of early this AM most of the area has been UPGRADED to a Moderate Risk. That is 4 on a scale of 5 in the risk category. This the highest risk we've seen in a while. (pictured)
Still feel we see two rounds, although minor differences and atmosphere set up could alter things. Basically be weather aware all afternoon. There is still some hope storms this morning "zap" the atmosphere and prevent stronger storms this evening. That's a wait and see scenario.
LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Tuesday's heavy thundershowers were a blessing to farmers -- especially those growing marijuana in Dade, Walker and Catoosa counties.
The rain grounded five helicopters Tuesday afternoon that were on the hunt for pot patches. The choppers were able to search in the morning and didn't have any luck, but officials said they'll be back before the first frost.
"We've got at least 30 places to look at," said Patrick Doyle, interim commander of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.
A storm Thursday produced winds strong enough to cause problems ranging from a boat capsizing on water to spreading brush fires on land.
A boat containing about a dozen people on Chickamauga Lake near the Island Cove boat ramp off Highway 58 capsized because of the heavy wind, according to officials. Two people received CPR and were taken by ambulance to Erlanger hospital, accorcing to Bill Tittle, chief of Hamilton County Emergency Management. There also have been isolated injuries throughout the county, he said.