ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 2 PM WED 5/28 THROUGH 6 PM THUR 5/29, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST OHIO INCLUDING ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2 PM WEDNESDAY 5/28 THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY 5/29.

ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE SHOWERS WILL BE MOVING SLOWER TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. ANY SHOWER OR STORM COULD CONTAIN A LOCAL DOWNPOUR WITH AN INCH OF RAIN FALLING IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. IF REPETITIVE OR PROLONG SHOWERS HIT THE SAME AREA, FLASH FLOODING CAN OCCUR OR SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

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 ALONG A FLOOD PRONE SMALL STREAM, MONITOR WATER LEVELS OFTEN, EVEN LATE TONIGHT IF REPETITIVE OR PROLONG RAIN OCCURS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD STREAM LEVELS RISE QUICKLY OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS POSTED. COUNTY AND LOCAL OFFICIALS SHOULD ALSO HEIGHTEN THEIR WEATHER AWARENESS.

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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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