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Remnants of Hurricane Zeta Pummel Cobb - UPDATE

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Storm - downed power lines
October 30, 2020

STORM CLEANUP UPDATE - October 30
Cobb DOT, with help from Water and Parks crews, has finally made it through their list of 430 trees down on roadways.  That doesn’t mean they are done working, debris cleanup will take weeks.  And some locations where trees were on power lines still need to be cleared away from roadways.

Please remember the county can NOT haul away debris from damage to private property.  Our crews have identified the locations in Cobb County where trees have fallen on right-of-ways.  There are no plans to go street-by-street to pick up storm debris.
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WEATHER UPDATE - October 29
(VIDEO) Cobb County DOT crews will be working another overnight trying to clear roads from downed trees following the early morning storm.
As many of you have heard, Cobb County Schools have canceled classes for Friday.
As of this writing, Cobb County Government will open as normal on Friday, but please check back early and often for updates.
Cobb EMA has crews across the county attempting to come up with a damage assessment.  There are more than 400 locations with damage, including more than 120 homes hit by trees.
More on what will be a lengthy debris cleanup process on Friday.

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Update (10:43 am) - Only minor damage at the Cobb County Airport, where they recorded a 52 mph wind gust overnight.

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Cobb DOT has been joined by Water and PARKS crews to clear streets around the county following the overnight storms.  Remnants of Hurricane Zeta pushed high winds through the county around 3 a.m.  Many in Cobb are without power, hundreds of streets remain blocked by trees, and Police and Fire participated in many rescues.  

Here is some of the latest:

Cobb County Government is opening at 10 a.m. with essential personnel only.  That means some county services may not be available today, please call ahead if you have any business scheduled.

Cobb County Magistrate, Superior, and State Courts plan on opening at 10 a.m.  Please contact the appropriate court if you have a question about your case’s status.

Cobb Elections currently has workers surveying their 11 advance voting locations to see which ones may have power or internet issues.  They will open sites that are available as close to 10 a.m. as possible.  Check cobbelections.org and the wait times list to see which sites are available.  Open sites will have times listed, sites not available will be in gray.

Cobb County Public Libraries are closed Thursday due to the inclement weather impact of remnants of Hurricane Zeta. Cobb libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday. Cobb County library digital resources – eBooks, eAudiobooks, virtual programs and classes, and more – are available at www.cobbcat.org.

From Cobb DOT:
334 tree down calls
260 traffic signals out or damaged
125 roads remain closed

From Cobb Fire and Emergency Services
15 rescue calls - 13 to rescue people from houses hit by trees, 2 in cars hit by trees
2 people transported to the hospital with injuries

Please monitor Cobb County’s social media on Facebook, Twitter and on cobbcounty.org for updates throughout the day.

Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]
www.cobbcounty.org/communications/news