Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to more than 100 emergency calls after 3 a.m. Sunday, May 19.
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Sunday, May 19
Did you see any storm-related damage? Let us know with a comment or add a photo to this file. Early-morning thunderstorms brought wind, lightning and heavy rains to Gwinnett County and the rest of metro Atlanta. The weather also kept Gwinnett firefighters busy early Sunday, resulting in more than 100 storm-related emergency calls were made, most of which came around 3 a.m. as the storms moved through. See the list incident calls from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19 The more significant incidents, according a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge: HOUSE FIRES GAS LEAK ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE STORM (approx. 3 a.m. until 8 a.m.) Note: Not all calls were actual working …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The pollen count for Wednesday was 4,151, however, that number is expected to drop with rain in the forecast.
Allergy sufferers, relief is on its way! For the past week, the pollen count in Metro Atlanta has climbed higher and higher. Last Friday the count was low at just 5. On Thursday, that number reached 4,151. Although that number is high, it is still less than half the pollen count recorded just last year. In March 2012, Northeast Georgia hit a record high of 9,369. The major allergy culprits right now are oak, birch, sweetgum and mulberry. Rain coming at the end of the week will wash away much of the pollen causing the itching, coughing and sneezing in allergy sufferers. According to the National Weather Service forecast, Lawrenceville can expect to see a 90% chance of rain Thursday with a chance for severe weather. If you can't wait for …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Stormy weather will give way to wind and much colder temps on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 5
First thunderstorms, then maybe ... snow. A strong cold front moving through the area is expected to give north Georgia a spring/winter mix of weather tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. tonight for most of central and north Georgia, including Gwinnett County. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible. Then later tonight, cold air will rush in and bring the possibility of some frozen precipitation, though no accumulation is expected locally. However, the weather service says up to two inches of snow are possible in the northeast Georgia mountains and less than a half-inch from a line from Rome to Gainesville. A Wind Advisory, with winds 15 to 25 mph and gusting to 40, is in …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Read the National Weather Service's forecast - plus learn what to do in case there is a flash flood in your area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the metro area including Lawrenceville. The forecast calls for periods of heavy rain this weekend with rainfall amounts as much as two inches. More from the National Weather Service: What to do in case of a flash flood: If you have to drive where there is a potential for flash flooding, please keep the following in mind. • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. • A foot of water will float many vehicles. • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups. • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
During Wednesday's heavy rains, the only creatures who seemed to be enjoying the wet weather were these geese at a pond in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Downpours fell on Lawrenceville, Ga. and Gwinnett County Wednesday afternoon during a severe thunderstorm warning.
This video was shot Wednesday at 3:20pm in unincorporated Lawrenceville, at about the same time a tree fell on a home in Lawrenceville. If you have photos or videos of the weather or damage, please share them here by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Wednesday's heavy rains caused a tree to fall on the home on Willow Wood Way.
Wednesday, January 30
Severe weather moving through Gwinnett County caused a tree to fall on a home in unincorporated Lawrenceville, Ga. Firefighters were called to Willow Wood Way at 3:21pm where a tree fell on the roof of a house on the 3800 block. About half the roof is reportedly damaged. No injuries have been reported.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The National Weather Service issued the watch at 1:20pm.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County. It is in effect from 1:20pm until 9pm. Other nearby counties including Barrow, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Hall are also under the Tornado Watch. Click here to hear Georgia Gwinnett College's tornado siren, which may be heard in parts of Lawrenceville, Dacula and Duluth.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thunderstorms cause anxiety and nervousness in many dogs
Now that it's hot and humid outside, daily thunderstorms are common here in Northeast Georgia. While they may be inconvenient for us, especially when we have outdoor plans, they may be scary for our canine family members. Why are dogs so afraid of the thunder? No one really knows for sure but there are several factors that may be able to explain the cause. The most obvious reason, is because they don't like the loud noise. Also, it is thought the static electricity can make your pet very nervous and lastly, the change in barometric pressure causes anxiety and makes them uncomfortable. Whatever the reason, we knowwe cannot bear to see our babies this way. Some dogs will hide, bark constantly, try to knock down doors, scratch walls and cry, …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lightning reportedly struck a Lawrenceville gym and several houses.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services crews responded to a number of storm related calls in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County Tuesday evening. The severe weather rolled through between 7:30 and 9:30pm. According to emergency dispatchers, there were as many as 390 calls per hour to 9-1-1 during the height of the storm. Here is a list of damage in Lawrenceville: HOUSE FIRE - Firefighters responded at 8:57 p.m. to a report of a house fire in the 2400 block of Ashbourne Drive, NE in Lawrenceville. The caller reported a possible lightning strike to the neighbors house. Crews found evidence of a lightning strike nearby, but no damage to the structure. HOUSE FIRE - Firefighters responded at 9:07 p.m. to a report of a house fire in the 1200 …