ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10PM THU, 4/28, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD PRODUCED LOCALIZED DOWNPOURS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THESE DOWNPOURS COUPLED WITH THE ALREADY WET GROUND FROM PREVIOUS RAINS, COULD CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS, LOW LYING AREAS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

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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