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Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

You can now have a weather radio on your iphone or ipad to alert you of severe weather in your area.  It will even follow your phone and alert you to severe weather when you are traveling. 11Alive Weather Information Zone is now available in your pocket at all times with this FREE iMap Weather Radio! 

They are offering it FREE today only.  After today, it will be $9.99.  You can search "iMap Weather Radio" at the app store, or go to  http://weatherradioday.com/ . After downloading, click 11Alive as your media provider. 

By clicking 11Alive as your media provider, every time you receive a warning, the 11Alive WIZ logo will appear with the weather information.

Code orange smog alert issued

Code orange smog alert issued

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Environmental Protection Division says the Air Quality Index for Metro Atlanta is 101 on Monday. 

The EPD says the figure means Atlanta's air is unhealthy for sensitive groups, and it's issued an orange smog alert for the area.

The agency says children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease should limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening when ozone concentrations are highest.

High temperatures are expected to be in the 80s on Monday and approaching 90 on Tuesday.

Electrical fires materialize due to Monday storms

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – According to the Hall County Emergency Management Coordinator William Wright, following last night’s severe storms, Hall County experienced numerous incidents, including sporadic power outages and fallen wires and electrical fires.

According to Wright, crews responded to:

  • Five calls about downed power lines.
  • A house fire caused by a lightning struck, satellite dish.
  • A minor transformer fire.
  • Electrical fire caused by lightning strike at Food Mart on Winder Highway.

There were no injuries in Hall County. All major thoroughfares are open and traffic is moving at a normal pace.

Hall County Snow Pictures

Hall County Snow Pictures

Hall County, GA--  Much of Georgia received a healthy dusting of snow overnight and in the early morning hours, as the February Winter storm "blew-in" dropping roughly an inch of snow in the Atlanta area.

The traffic commute was mostly affected in the northern part of the state, near bridges and overpasses, but for the most part this snow event was tame compared to the Snowmageddon of this past January.

11Alive viewer submitted pictures can be seen HERE.  Please send your own snow pictures to photos@11alive.com

Georgia Mountians Center hosts ReadyFest

On Monday, September 20th, the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main Street SW, Gainesville) will host ReadyFest, a community preparedness event designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. This event is sponsored by The National Weather Service in Peachtree City and the Georgia and Hall County Emergency Management offices.