FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS CO, 8AM, SAT, 6/20 TO 5AM SUN 6/21, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 8AM, SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH THROUGH 5AM SUNDAY JUNE 21ST.

AFTER MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION BILL WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE MIDDLE OHIO VALLEY AND CENTRAL APPALACHIANS BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING. PERIODIC DOWNPOURS WITH HIGH RAINFALL RATES CAN BE EXPECTED AS THE SYSTEM PASSES FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGH THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH TIME PERIOD. A GENERAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. RAINFALL TOTALS WILL ALSO BE HIGHLY VARIABLE FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION.

PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA HAVE SEEN 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE PAST 4 DAYS. THE GROUND IS SATURATED AND CREEKS, STREAMS, CULVERTS AND DITCHES ARE ALREADY RUNNING HIGH IN PLACES. REPETITIVE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL QUICKLY CAUSE PROBLEMS IN THESE 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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