ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 3PM MON, 7/13 UNTIL 11PM TUE, 7/14, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 3PM MONDAY, 7/13 UNTIL 11PM TUESDAY, 7/14.

IN THE MUGGY AIR, ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS COULD FORM INTO TUESDAY EVENING. HOWEVER, MUCH OF THE TIME SHOULD STILL BE RAIN FREE.

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. RUNOFF CHANNELS COULD EVEN DEVELOP OFF STEEP HILLSIDES.

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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