FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 4PM, WED, 4/30, EATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 4 PM WEDNESDAY, 4/30.

REPETITIVE SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST OHIO THROUGH AT LEAST 4 PM YJIS AFTERNOON.

WITH NEAR SATURATED TERRAIN DUE TO PREVIOUS RAINFALL, THE THREAT FOR RAPID RISING RIVER AND CREEKS EXITS, CAPABLE TO PRODUCE WATER PROBLEMS ALONG THE HEAVIER SHOWERS. THIS COULD LIKELY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ON SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS AND LOW LYING AREAS.

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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