FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR NW ATHENS CO INCLUDING GLOUSTER UNTIL 915 PM TUESDAY, 7/9, TAKE SHELTER FROM RISING WATER!

Flash Flood Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN ATHENS COUNTY INCLUDING GLOUSTER UNTIL 915 PM TUESDAY, 7/9.

AT 519 PM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS MOVING OVER THE WARNED AREA.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE INCH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

SUNDAY CREEK IS A BASIN THAT IS PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY, COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS, STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-401-9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, NWSRLX.

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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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