SOUTHERN ATHENS CO FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS UNTIL 115PM, THU, 6/23, SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENED!

Flood Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN SOUTHERN ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 115 PM, THURSDAY, 6/23.

AT 1013 AM, DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN OVER THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL CAUSE FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

TURN AROUND, DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE, 800-401-9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER 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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