Flood Warning for NW Athens Co until 2PM, Wed, 3/1/17, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 200 PM.

At 1101 AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has ended, however streams and creeks will continue to rise as runoff enters the waterways. Many small streams and creeks are either at bank full or have overflowed their banks and it will still take several hours for the water to recede.  Continue to use caution when traveling and be aware of ongoing road closures due to high water.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Murray City and Trimble.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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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