WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 6 AM SUN, 12/22, WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50

Wind Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY, 12/22.

WINDS – SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH, ESPECIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH HEAVIER SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM.

TIMING – MAINLY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS РSTRONG WINDS COULD CAUSE TREE DAMAGE, POWER FLUCTUATIONS OR EVEN OUTAGES AND PERHAPS BLOCKING OF ROADS FROM DEBRIS.  CONSTRUCTION SITES ARE VULNERABLE LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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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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