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A wise person once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

At Dental Assisting 101, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to enjoy a career doing what they love. Unfortunately, many men and women in Georgia settle for soulless, thankless jobs with no upward mobility. If you are stuck in a job just to pay the bills, your opportunity to make a change and build a better life is here.

Unlike traditional colleges, we offer our students an expedited pathway to success through a hands-on educational approach where students learn by doing. One of the best ways to secure your future and set yourself up for success is to learn from the best. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you enroll in our dental assisting school in Atlanta, GA. We pride ourselves on having one of the most effective dental assisting courses in the state, where most students find a position within 60 days of graduation.

When it comes to decisions, choosing a new career path is one of the most important of your life. It’s not an easy choice, and it can be even harder to juggle your current responsibilities while you study and attend class. That is why we offer both in-person and online course structures, focusing on teaching practical skills that you will use every day as a dental assistant. When you choose Assisting 101, you can rest easy knowing you won’t spend valuable time trying to discern complicated lectures or irrelevant tasks. Instead, you will learn crucial skills that will set you apart from your peers and help you begin a new life-changing career in the dental industry.

When you enroll in our dental assisting school, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Flexible schedules for working adults and first-time students
  • Practical training that will teach you the skills necessary to flourish as a dental assistant
  • Knowledgeable dental faculty who want you to succeed
  • Access to your instructor 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
  • Affordable tuition with low payment plan opportunities
  • In-depth career prep to get you ready for a job in the dental industry
  • Resume help and job interview coaching

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Choosing Your Dental Assisting Course In Atlanta, GA

At Assisting 101, students have their choice of two unique dental assisting programs in Atlanta. Both programs consist of 78 hours of lecture and 48 hours of in-depth, hands-on training at one of the best dental offices in metro Atlanta. Both programs allow students to build a career in dentistry with the help of real dentists and dental assistants.

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM TWO DIFFERENT COURSE PROGRAMS: ON-SITE AND ONLINE.

Online Dental Assistant Course

Our online program is ideal for those students that like to complete training at their own pace. If you are an eager student willing to study every day and want to complete this program in as little as one month, you can do so. However, if you would like to take more time to manage other life responsibilities, you have the choice of completing this course in less than six months.

When you choose our online dental assisting course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Begin classes at any time. With Assisting 101’s online course structure, students may begin learning as soon as their registration is approved.
  • Obtain a customized welcome kit that includes your textbooks, studying materials, alginate impression kits, dentition models, x-ray kit, pouring model package, and scrubs. This way, you can experience hands-on learning from the comfort of your home.
  • Take 10 academic sessions online, totaling 78 hours of lecture time and 30 hours of hands-on training seminars.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of dental assisting, through educational lectures. These lectures contain demonstration videos, slide shows with instructor voice-overs, and rich illustrations to ensure you retain crucial skills and information.
  • Complete the course as quickly as you would like. Dedicated, hardworking students can finish our online dental assisting course in Atlanta, GA, within a month!
  • Use our externship placement services to help you discover local dental offices in need of interns to help you fulfill our course competencies. While not mandatory for graduation, an externship will help you better prepare for a long career in dentistry. An externship can also be an incredible way to network with industry professionals and work at an office that may hire you down the road.
  • Engage with your instructor, who will be with you every step of the way while you carve your path to a new, rewarding career.

On-Site Dental Assistant Course

Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to “rush” to complete the course.

THIS PROGRAM IS MORE IN LINE WITH A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Immerse yourself in a traditional 10-week-long program consisting of training and in-office lectures each Saturday from 9AM until 5PM. On-site classes are conducted in an intimate teaching environment to ensure each student gets the attention they need and deserve.
  • Learn from successful dental professionals in our state-of-the-art dental assisting school in Atlanta, GA. Because this program is only offered four times a year, class space is very limited.
  • Get a basic understanding of common dental assisting techniques through lectures in the morning. You will put those techniques to use in our operatories in the afternoon, where you will practice real-world dental assistant duties.
  • Attend an orientation meeting, where you will receive your textbooks, studying materials, scrubs, and more.
  • Benefit from 48 hours of shadowing by our fully trained technicians and dental professionals. While you are being shadowed, your instructor will walk you through important procedures and teach you crucial skills needed for a fulfilling career as a dental assistant.
  • Build friendships and lifelong relationships with like-minded students who also want to begin a career in the dental industry.

Why Choose A Career In The Dental Industry?

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 11% over the next 10 years – faster than the average job growth of many other industries. New and ongoing evidence suggests an important link between a person’s overall health and their oral health. Because of this, demand for dental-related services is expected to stay strong for years to come. Dental offices in Georgia and other states must meet this projected demand. As such, the need for trained dental assistants will continue to grow.

As Baby Boomers grow older and as more men and women practice good oral hygiene, the need to treat and maintain one’s teeth will lead to an increased need for quality dental care. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that nearly 24,000 new dental assisting jobs will be created. That means the future is bright for any student who has been educated through our dental assisting courses in Atlanta.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DENTAL ASSISTANT CAREERS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS

  • Rated #15 Out of 100 Best Health Care Support Jobs According to U.S News and World Report
  • Rated #84 Out of Best 100 Jobs in All of the United States
  • Average Salary: $40,080
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
  • Number of Jobs: 23,400

What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

As a professional dental assistant, you will be tasked with managing a wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities at a dental office. Dental assistants play a crucial role in the day-to-day workflow involved in a dental practice. They work alongside hygienists and dentists to provide patients with the highest quality oral care in the state of Georgia.

Common dental assistant job duties may include:

  • Assisting in the lab
  • Sterilizing dental equipment and tools
  • Ordering and organizing supplies for their dental office
  • Help perform x-rays
  • Maintain and organize patient dental records
  • Perform coronal polishing for patients
  • Provide fluoride treatments for patients
  • Help educate patients about how to maintain their oral health
  • Help educate patients about best practices relating to proper oral hygiene
  • Providing assistance to dentists and hygienists during cleanings
  • Greet patients and make them feel comfortable
  • Collect important info from new and existing patients
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Why Attend a Dental Assisting School In Atlanta, GA?

They say the best way to predict the future is to create it, and that is exactly what you will be doing when you enroll at Assisting 101. We believe in getting our students ready for a lifelong career, not just a job that pays the bills. When you attend our award-winning dental assisting school, you are investing in a future rich with opportunity.

Unlike other workers who choose not to attend school for legitimate training, our students enjoy a quick start in a vibrant job market where financial and personal growth are common. When you become a dental assistant after graduation, you will have confidence knowing you are well-prepared for a life-changing career.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS WHY OUR STUDENTS SAY THEY CHOOSE TO ATTEND OUR DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL:

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WORK IN AN EVER-GROWING INDUSTRY

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that job growth for dental assistants is growing at a faster rate than most other industries. This bodes well for our students, who will have job security as they navigate the workforce. In a time where many jobs are being replaced by robotics and other technological advances, the skills that you learn at Assisting 101 can help you for the rest of your life.

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FULFILLING BALANCE BETWEEN LIFE AND WORK

The work/life balance in the U.S is a problem. Spending every waking hour at the office instead of home with family can be draining at best and depressing at worst. Unlike other professionals, dental assistants typically enjoy normal working hours during the business week. That means they have more free time to dedicate to their children and families.

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ABILITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

When you are a dental assistant, you plan a crucial role in your dental office. But as an ambassador of the profession, you also help educate patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Given the ties between heart health and oral health, you are making more of a difference than you might realize.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

When students graduate from Assisting 101 and accept a job as a dental assistant, many choose to make it their lifelong career. For others, the role of dental assistant is just the beginning – a steppingstone to a role with more responsibility. After only a few years as a dental assistant in Atlanta, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!

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Mayor Bottoms Joins Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for Biden Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Announcement

Mayor’s Office of Communications 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303Mayor Bottoms Joins Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for Biden Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant AnnouncementATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Senator Raphael Warnock, Congresswoman Nikema Williams and other leaders at Atlanta’s Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurs for an event highlighting the Commerce Departm...

Mayor’s Office of Communications 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Mayor Bottoms Joins Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for Biden Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Announcement

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Senator Raphael Warnock, Congresswoman Nikema Williams and other leaders at Atlanta’s Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurs for an event highlighting the Commerce Departments’ Build Back Better Regional Challenge grants. The program provides transformative investments – up to $100 million per grantee – to develop and strengthen regional industry clusters across the country, all while embracing economic equity, creating good-paying jobs, and enhancing U.S. competitiveness globally. One of the finalists includes the Georgia Tech Research Corporation’s AI Manufacturing Pilot Facility and Technology Corridor.

“We are in what is almost considered sacred ground as we gather in this place today—it is the place that HJ Russell and so many other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, government leaders, philanthropic leaders and corporate leaders came together to make Atlanta a very different and a very special place,” said Mayor Bottoms to those in attendance. “With the support and coordination between Georgia Tech and the Atlanta University Center, the Commerce Department and the Biden / Harris Administration, that legacy continues in our great city. We are thankful for the commitment you continue to make to Atlanta and the people of Georgia. We look forward to celebrating many more wins and continue to be great stewards of all that has been entrusted to us.”

The 60 finalists – each a coalition of partnering entities – have proposed projects that will develop or scale industry sectors, develop and train the workforce of today, and build resilient economies. Finalists will now compete for Phase 2 of the Challenge, which will award 20-30 regional coalitions up to $100 million to implement 3-8 projects that support an industry sector. The deadline for Phase 2 is March 15, 2022.

Today’s event marks another of several visits by the Biden Administration to Atlanta in less than one year—including visits by President Joe Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretaries from the departments of HUD, Transportation, Education and Commerce.

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'Christmas Comet': Brightest Views This Week For Leonard In GA

We may be able to see comet Leonard and its impressive tail in Georgia at least through mid-December. It's the brightest comet of 2021.GEORGIA — Scan the skies over Georgia this week to see comet Leonard, the brightest comet of 2021, which astronomers expect to show off its tail as it comes closer to our planet and the sun in its eons-long orbit.Because of the timing of its close approach, Leonard has been called the "Christmas comet." It is closest to Earth on Dec. 12, but you should be able to spot it in the...

We may be able to see comet Leonard and its impressive tail in Georgia at least through mid-December. It's the brightest comet of 2021.

GEORGIA — Scan the skies over Georgia this week to see comet Leonard, the brightest comet of 2021, which astronomers expect to show off its tail as it comes closer to our planet and the sun in its eons-long orbit.

Because of the timing of its close approach, Leonard has been called the "Christmas comet." It is closest to Earth on Dec. 12, but you should be able to spot it in the days after — though the longer you wait, the more difficult comet Leonard will be to see before it leaves our solar system.

Keep this in mind: Comets are "notoriously difficult to predict in terms of brightness and visibility," according to NASA. They're brightest when they're nearest to the sun, and its glare makes them difficult to see.

Weather plays a critical role, too. The National Weather Service says conditions will be perfect for spotting the comet this week. Skies will be mostly clear Sunday through Wednesday nights, Dec. 12-15, over Georgia.

Still, astronomers say comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) could be as spectacular as comet Neowise was in 2020, and skywatchers may be able to see the Christmas comet with small telescopes or binoculars.

"There's a chance it could be bright enough to see with the unaided eye," NASA said in a discussion about spectacles in the December sky, "but again, with comets, you really never know."

The comet comes closest to Earth — by close, we mean 21,687,279 miles away — at 10:54 a.m. EST on Dec. 12.

Look at the eastern sky just after sunset in the evening to spot the coment this week. The comet will pass between Arcturus — the fourth-brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest in the northern constellation of Boötes — and the handle of the Big Dipper.

The sky will be free of moonlight when Leonard is at its brightest. That should afford some views of the comet's dust tail, which began to noticeably lengthen in November. It should be pointing straight up.

"It approaches the horizon right around the time of its closest approach to Earth, meaning it'll likely be brighter but more challenging to observe," according to NASA. "It then switches over to being an evening object after around Dec. 14th, for just a little while after the Sun sets — as it begins its long haul outward from the Sun again, progressively fading in brightness."

Astronomer Gregory J. Leonard discovered the comet that now bears his name on Jan. 3, 2021, from the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory, located in the Santa Catalina Mountains about 17 miles from Tucson, Arizona.

Leonard, a senior research specialist at the observatory, saw a tail — which astronomers say is a promising sign that we're in for a treat as the comet moves ever closer to Earth and the sun.

Comet Leonard was only discovered last year, but the icy ball has been making its way to our planet's solar system since the Paleolithic era.

It started the journey 35,000 years ago, when it was at the far end of its elongated elliptical orbit, called the aphelion, some 325 billion miles from the sun, "enveloped in an almost unimaginably cold environment, hovering just a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, the temperature at which all molecular motion stops," according to Space.com.

"Now, Comet Leonard is in the home stretch of what likely will be its very last visit to the sun, and its conglomeration of icy gases like methane, ammonia and water vapor is reacting to the increasing warmth of the sun."

The comet will make its closest approach to the sun around Jan. 3. It will be about 56 million miles away at that point.

These Are The Counties In The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area Where COVID-19 Is Growing The Slowest

2021-12-13After adding over 700,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 48.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 780,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country.New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average of 1,508.3 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans — an increase from the week prior, when there were an average of 0.8 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.While COVID-1...

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After adding over 700,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 48.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 780,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country.

New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average of 1,508.3 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans — an increase from the week prior, when there were an average of 0.8 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

While COVID-19 has spread to nearly every part of the country, cities continue to be the sites of major outbreaks. Experts agree that the virus is more likely to spread in group settings where large numbers of people routinely have close contact with one another, such as colleges, nursing homes, bars, and restaurants. Metropolitan areas with a high degree of connectivity between different neighborhoods and a large population may be particularly at-risk.

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA, metro area consists of Fulton County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, and 26 other counties. In the past week, there were an average of 0.3 new coronavirus cases every day per 100,000 Atlanta residents, less than the national figure. The metro area's average daily case growth in the most recent week is essentially unchanged from the week prior, when there were an average of 0.3 daily new cases per 100,000 Atlanta residents.

The spread of coronavirus depends on a variety of factors and can vary even between neighboring counties. Within the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta metro area, COVID-19 is growing the slowest in Fayette County. There were an average of 1,202.6 new cases per day per 100,000 residents in Fayette County during the past week, the least of the 29 counties in Atlanta with available data.

Case growth in the Atlanta metro area varies at the county level. In Bartow County, for example, there were an average of 2,058.9 new cases per day per 100,000 residents in the past week — the most of any county in Atlanta and more than the case growth rate in Fayette County.

Just as Fayette County has the slowest case growth in the Atlanta area, it also has the lowest incidence of cases overall. As of December 9, there were a total of 12,106.5 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents in Fayette County, the fewest of the 29 counties in the metro area. For comparison, the U.S. has so far reported 15,085.6 cases per 100,000 Americans nationwide.

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, city and county governments have ordered the closure of thousands of consumer-facing businesses. These measures have led to widespread job loss and record unemployment. In Fayette County, unemployment peaked at 10.3% in April 2020. As of June 2021, the county's unemployment rate was 3.3%.

To determine the county in every metropolitan area where COVID-19 is growing the slowest, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed data from state and local health departments. We ranked counties according to the average number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the seven days ending December 9. To estimate the incidence of COVID-19 at the metropolitan level, we aggregated data from the county level using boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population data used to adjust case and death totals came from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey and are five-year estimates. Unemployment data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not seasonally adjusted.

These are all the counties in Georgia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

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This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St., a news organization that produces real-time business commentary and data-driven reporting for state and local markets across the country.

COVID pandemic brings major increases in Georgia rental rates

ATLANTA - The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the cost of rent, both here in Georgia and nationwide. Rental rates across the country seem to have followed home sale prices — the average cost for a one-bedroom apartment has gone up 16% nationwide just since January.FOX 5 real estate expert John Adams says the stories about rental rates being raised to new levels, which is making it hard for some renters to afford anything at all, are accurate.A recent study focused on data from a website called...

ATLANTA - The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the cost of rent, both here in Georgia and nationwide. Rental rates across the country seem to have followed home sale prices — the average cost for a one-bedroom apartment has gone up 16% nationwide just since January.

FOX 5 real estate expert John Adams says the stories about rental rates being raised to new levels, which is making it hard for some renters to afford anything at all, are accurate.

A recent study focused on data from a website called Apartment List found that the average cost for a one-bedroom apartment has gone up 16% nationwide since January.

And the trend is across the board, although the rate of increase varies.

It’s a lot like groceries or gasoline. When it costs $100 to fill up your tank with gas, you don’t have much choice in the matter. The big difference is that gas prices change about once a week, while your rent is usually locked in for a year or more.

And the spike in rental rates is worse outside metro Atlanta than in.

Statewide since January of this year, renters have seen the cost of a one-bedroom apartment jump 22%, while renters in the metro Atlanta area have had to endure only an average increase of 19%.

The pandemic related increase in rental rates seems to have a variety of causes, but Adams has narrowed it down to four root causes.

1. Supply & Demand

Part of it is simply a "supply and demand" problem dating back to the Great Recession. After the housing crash, we didn't build enough new housing to meet demand, and that prevented existing owners from converting their existing homes to rental by moving into a new home. And new rental construction is so expensive that it enters at the top of the rental market, where it is least needed.

2. Pool of Rental Housing Declines

We have about 44 million rental units in the US today, and about half of those are owned by "Mom & Pop" landlords - owning 10 units or less - as retirement investments. During the pandemic, these landlords saw sale prices soar while many of their own tenants stopped paying rent altogether. So a lot of folks named "Mom & Pop" decided this might be a very good time to sell their nest egg, and they did. This hurt supply and only made the problem worse.

3. Government Regulations

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and policies like housing-choice vouchers, affordable housing mandates, rent control, height regulations, historic designations, and protective zoning laws have added substantially to the cost of new construction, making housing at all levels more expensive.

A recent study found that government regulations accounted for nearly 24% of the cost of new residential construction, particularly in entry-level housing, which tended to reinforce the decision to rent, adding to the demand side.

4. Soaring "For Sale" prices

Rental demand is soaring due to the very high prices in the for-sale market, which are up nearly 20% year-over-year. In certain markets of Atlanta, owner-occupant homebuyers are being pushed out by all-cash investors who seek no inspection. It’s really hard to compete with all cash buyers. Discouraged prospective buyers decide to give up owning (for now) and simply rent.

The bottoms line is the recent increases in both selling prices and rental rates of homes are simply unsustainable. These increases will eventually slow down. But Adams sees no evidence of a housing crash in the foreseeable future, and I expect 2022 to be, at the very least, a strong year for housing, both in sales and in rentals.

If you are waiting for prices to come down, don’t hold your breath.

Live updates | Severe storms to pop-up Saturday

ATLANTA — After a cloudy start to the week, storms are expected to move across Georgia on Saturday.The 11Alive StormTracker team is keeping an eye on Saturday's potentially severe storms, part of the same system ...

ATLANTA — After a cloudy start to the week, storms are expected to move across Georgia on Saturday.

The 11Alive StormTracker team is keeping an eye on Saturday's potentially severe storms, part of the same system that brought devastating tornadoes across the central U.S. overnight.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center have expanded a level 2 out of 5 threat to much of the Atlanta metro Saturday morning, with the possibility of severe weather and damaging winds as the main threat.

There's a low chance of a brief, weak spin up along the line of storms as well, according to meteorologists.

The weather will clear up by Sunday, ending the weekend on a cool note with temperatures expected to be in the upper 50s as the storms usher in a cold front.

11Alive is tracking the latest weather developments and will update this story. Refresh often for the latest information.

Live updates:

3:05 p.m. | Atlanta has now mostly been shifted out of the Level 2 severe weather threat zone.

2:55 p.m. | As the storm line begins to move out of the area, Georgia Power is reporting a little more than 6,000 customers in metro Atlanta without power, while Georgia EMC lists about 8,000 in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

2:35 p.m. | Storm now on its way down to South Fulton:

Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of south central Fulton County until 3:00 PMMoving east at 45 mph.HAZARD=Winds 40 to 50 mph.IMPACT=Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around oflight, unsecured objects.People outdoors should seek shelter indoors. pic.twitter.com/WhCFEIdanz

— Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (@AFCEMA) December 11, 2021

2:06 p.m. | Here's a look outside our station:

2:05 p.m. | We're getting reports of heavy rain starting to fall in the city of Atlanta. 11Alive's Jason Braverman sends in this photo as the clouds were moving over Midtown.

1:54 p.m. | Some more detail from Atlanta-Fulton County EMA:

A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northeastern Fultonthrough 215 PM Moving east at 30 mph.HAZARD = Winds up to 40 mph.IMPACT =Expect minor damage to tree limbs and blowing around oflight, unsecured objects.People outdoors should seek shelter indoors. pic.twitter.com/6MlJEo9wxH

— Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (@AFCEMA) December 11, 2021

1:50 p.m. | 11Alive Chief Meteorologist Chris Holcomb is monitoring developments as the line of storms approaches the city of Atlanta.

The line of storms is bearing down on the metro area. The individual storms are moving to the east. The line is pushing to the southeast. Heavy rain and winds around 40mph. The tornado risk still remains very low. We continue to monitor for any weak rotation that could develop. pic.twitter.com/dzS6uU9KFR

— ChrisHolcomb11Alive (@ChrisHolcomb) December 11, 2021

1:45 p.m. | Similar notice for northeastern Forsyth and southern Hall Counties.

1:40 p.m. | Notice issued for strong thunderstorms in Forsyth, Gwinnett and north Fulton Counties through 2:15 p.m. Again, this type of alert is not as serious as a warning, which we've not seen from the National Weather Service so far.

1:25 p.m. | We've got another notice (NOT a warning) for strong thunderstorms in Lumpkin, White and Hall Counties through 1:45 p.m.

12:50 p.m. | National Weather Service still holding off on any warnings as the band starts to creep over into Cherokee and north Cobb.

12:25 p.m. | Strong thunderstorm notice for Towns, Gilmer, Union and Fannin through 12:45 p.m. Remember this is less serious than a warning, which we haven't seen yet.

11:55 a.m. | This update came in from Chattooga County Emergency Management after the storms passed through northwest Georgia: Phone line down 28500 Highway 157 in Menlo; tree down across the road on Harrisburg Rd. in Trion; high water in Summerville downtown area - 10495 Commerce St.

11:50 a.m. | New notice from the National Weather Service stating strong thunderstorms will impact Gilmer, Murray, Gordon, Pickens and Fannin Counties through 12:15 p.m. Still no official warnings issued from this line of storms to this point.

11:40 a.m. | Updates as things slowly begin to develop:

The line of storms pressing into northwest Georgia has no warnings at the moment but gusts around 40 mph possible and heavy rain. We do have 2 reports of trees/power lines down in Chattooga county and 1 report of high water. #gawx pic.twitter.com/EOuIunzJtK

— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) December 11, 2021

As the line of storms presses further into Georgia, SPC updates their severe weather map for the afternoon. Level 2 threat for the area except where storms have passed. #gawx https://t.co/GbVyWnnNeq

— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) December 11, 2021

10:30 a.m. | The notice for Catoosa, Walker and Dade Counties was extended through 11 a.m. It also now includes Chattooga County.

10:00 a.m. | The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms will impact Catoosa, Walker and Dade Counties in the northwest corner of the state through 10:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m. | The level 2 risk area, which had been confined largely to west Georgia, was just expanded to include much of metro Atlanta.

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