FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS CO 4PM TUE, 7/7 TO 10PM WED, 7/8, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 4 PM TUESDAY, 7/7 THROUGH 10 PM WEDNESDAY, 7/8

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL PERSIST ON WEDNESDAY AS A FRONT STALLS IN OUR VICINITY.

DUE TO THE RECENT ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS, THE GROUND IS WETTER THAN NORMAL. THAT ALLOWS FOR FASTER RUNOFF AND QUICKER RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. RAINS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN A FEW HOURS COULD CAUSE VULNERABLE STREAMS TO FLOOD. LOCAL RAIN AMOUNTS OF 2.5 INCHES OR MORE COULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THOSE LIVING ALONG FLOOD PRONE CREEKS, PLUS COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS SHOULD MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING ANY HEAVIER SHOWERS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE QUICKLY OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS POSTED.

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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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