FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN ATHENS CO INCLUDING ALBANY UNTIL 330AM, MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW! ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE!

Flash Flood Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN ATHENS COUNTY INCLUDING THE VILLAGE OF ALBANY UNTIL 330 AM.

AT 1227 AM DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 1.5 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. MUCH OF THIS WILL BE RUNOFF AS THE GROUND IS VERY WET. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND, DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800 401 9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.  YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, #NWSRLX.

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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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