Severe Weather

Severe weather can strike at any time, and you should be prepared for whatever it may bring. No matter the type of weather, having a plan and multiple ways of getting the warning is crucial to protect you and your family. DeKalb County does not have an outdoor siren system for severe weather, though some of our cities do. The best way you can receive warnings issued by our National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City/Atlanta is with a NOAA Weather Radio, or through our CodeRED emergency notification system. For more on preparedness, please visit our preparedness page. 
 

Below are some informative links for information on specific weather hazards for our area:

National Weather Service Peachtree City/Atlanta
(Our local weather office that issues weather products for DeKalb County)

Flooding:
National Weather Service Local Flood Gauges
National Weather Service Flood Safety
Centers for Disease Control Flood Safety
FEMA Flood Safety
Floodsmart National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)
Georgia Flood Mapping
DeKalb County Floodplain Management

Winter Weather:
National Weather Service Winter Weather Safety
FEMA Winter Weather and Extreme Cold Safety
Centers for Disease Control Winter Weather Safety
AAA Winter Weather Driving Tips

Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning:
National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Safety
FEMA Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety
Centers for Disease Control Lightning Safety and Statistics

Tornadoes:
National Weather Service Tornado Safety
FEMA Tornado Safety
Centers for Disease Control Tornado Safety