ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 8AM, SAT, 7/11, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8AM SATURDAY, 7/11.

MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND LAST WELL INTO THE EVENING. WITH SATURATED GROUNDS AND MANY AREA STREAMS AND CREEKS RUNNING HIGH, THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING EXISTS.

PERSONS LIVING NEAR FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MONITOR CREEKS AND STREAMS, AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLOODING OCCUR.

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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