FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TUE, 6/18. WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST OHIO INCLUDING ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH.

A COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO PUSH THROUGH THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. THE GROUND IS SATURATED FROM PREVIOUS RAINS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. AN INCH OR MORE IS POSSIBLE WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE FRONT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS WOULD BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLOODING IN MOST AREAS.

PERSONS ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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