FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 11 AM TUE 8/13, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXPANDED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 11 AM TUESDAY, 8/13.

SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE OVERNIGHT. IF REPETITIVE SHOWERS CROSS OVER VULNERABLE SMALL STREAMS, FLASH FLOODING COULD OCCUR. RAINFALL OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS COULD INITIATE WATER PROBLEMS. OF COURSE, LESSER AMOUNTS OF RAIN WILL STILL CAUSE THE USUAL STREET AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.  IF YOU LIVE NEAR A FLOOD PRONE STREAM, MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING THE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. HAVE A PLAN TO TAKE FAST ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE QUICKLY OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS 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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