ATHENS CO WIND ADVISORY FROM 2PM SUN 11/17 TO 6AM MON 11/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Wind Advisory

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2PM SUNDAY 11/17 TO 6AM MONDAY 11/18.

WINDS – SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH, SHIFTING TO WEST OVERNIGHT. A BRIEF STRONGER GUST COULD OCCUR IN FAST MOVING SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

TIMING – THE STRONGEST GUSTS ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT TONIGHT FROM A SOUTHWEST OR WEST DIRECTION.

IMPACTS – FALLEN TREE BRANCHES COULD DAMAGE BUILDINGS OR CAUSE POWER INTERRUPTIONS. PROPERTY DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO SUCH ITEMS AS ROOFING, AWNINGS AND CARPORTS. CROSS WINDS CAN MAKE

DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

CONSTRUCTION SITES ARE ALSO VULNERABLE TO DAMAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 46 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THESE WINDS CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE.  TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, SUCH AS SECURING LOOSE OBJECTS AROUND YOUR PROPERTY. STRONG WINDS COULD CAUSE TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES.

AVOID PARKING VEHICLES OVERNIGHT WITHIN REACH OF VULNERABLE TREES. MOTORISTS ON THE ROAD CAN ENCOUNTER SUDDEN CROSS WINDS.

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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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