In light of current weather conditions and forecasted weather for tonight Mayor Robert Reichert has cancelled this evening’s Cherry Blossom Festival Street Party. The severe thunderstorms that have moved through the Macon area have downed power lines and disrupted traffic in the City of Macon, as well as resulted in tornado warnings and hail. For the safety and welfare of the general public and for the need to commit public safety personnel to this pressing weather situation the street party has been cancelled.
“With thunderstorms present and continuing to approach the Middle Georgia area tonight, I have told the Cherry Blossom Festival leadership that the Street Party must be cancelled in the interest of public safety. The City of Macon needs to redeploy public safety personnel to provide for the safety of the city as a whole and to put on the street party would overextend those resources as well as endanger the general public” said Mayor Robert Reichert.