The Greater Rome area could be in for some nasty weather over the next few days. According to the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, some heavy rain is expected to move into this area late on Wednesday and continue

through late Thursday night. Some storms could be severe.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for a large portion of North Georgia that will take effect Wednesday morning at 7 am and remain in place through this Friday at 7 am. Three to five inches of rainfall are possible with higher amounts in some areas.

Light rain is forecast for today. The heaviest downpour is anticipated for mid to late week.

Incidentally, this is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. This observation is led by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service.

If you need information about severe weather preparedness, it is as simple as contacting the Floyd County EMA by telephone at (706) 236-5002 or visiting www.romefloyd.com, states Tim Herrington, Director. Be sure to sign up for the county’s CodeRED weather alert system while you’re at it!

The Floyd EMA also offers severe weather preparedness tips on their mobile app, which is available free of charge through Apple’s App Store and Google Play.