FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS CO FROM 12AM, SUN 7/27 THROUGH 4AM, MON 7/28, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 12AM, SUNDAY 7/27 THROUGH 4AM, MONDAY 7/28.

THE COMBINATION OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ITS ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. RAIN ACCUMULATIONS COULD RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST STORMS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS, POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING AREAS, AND BRIEFLY MAKE HYDROPLANING POSSIBLE WHERE WATER RUNS ACROSS ROADWAYS.

CREEKS AND SMALL STREAM COULD BECOME OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD NEARBY AREAS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WHERE STREAMS AND CREEKS COME ACROSS ROADWAYS THE ROAD AND GROUND AROUND THE ROAD COULD BE ERODED. RAINFALL CAN ALSO MAKE GROUND NEAR SWOLLEN STREAM BANKS SOFT MAKING THE SLIDING INTO STREAMS A HIGH RISK. MUDSLIDES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

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.

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s