FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL TUE, 3/15, AT 6AM, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flood Watch

A FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL TUESDAY, 3/15 AT 6AM. RECENT RAINFALL HAS PUSHED SOME STREAMS AND CREEKS TO NEAR BANKFULL.

ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT COULD PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE THESE STREAMS AND CREEKS TO FLOOD. IN GENERAL IT WOULD TAKE 0.75 TO 1 INCH OF RAIN IN UNDER 3 HOURS TO CAUSE FLOODING ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ALONG AND NEAR THE ROUTE 50 CORRIDOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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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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