As Hurricane Nicole makes its way inland, we expect strong winds and the potential for some flooding, which could result in loss of power from downed trees.
Gradual weakening in the storm will occur but rain/wind impacts will remain a concern across north & central GA through Friday afternoon as it moves into the Carolinas.
Widespread rainfall, totaling 1-3 inches, can be expected with the potential for isolated areas of 3+ inches. There is the potential for wind gusts around 30-40mph during this time with isolated areas in and around Gwinnett possibly seeing winds 40-50mph.
As a Tree City and Platinum Green Community, the City of Norcross highly values sustainability and actively seeks to preserve and protect our community tree canopy. We work with a certified arborist on staff to ensure the health and safety of our trees and community, and, alongside Norcross Power, follow best practices for grooming trees away from the power lines to minimize the risk of outages. However, where there are trees and storms, the possibility for an outage will always exist, and so we've gathered together the following resources to help you in preparation for Hurricane Nicole:
FEMA.gov | Hurricane Preparedness
Ready.gov | Preparing for Severe Weather
Ready.gov | Preparing for Power Outages
RedCross.org | How to Prepare for a Power Outage
NorcrossGA.net | Norcross Power
Norcross Power 24-Hour Hotline — 678-421-2069
Norcross Power 101 | (English PDF
) (Spanish PDF
We will continue to monitor the situation, and updates will be sent if significant new information becomes available. Please be sure to register for city alerts at norcrossga.net/signup
if you have not already done so and check the box next to "Emergency Alerts" (and "Norcross Power" if you are a power customer).