Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Athens Co until 415AM, Wed, 3/1/17, seek shelter if threatened!!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Athens County until 415 AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At 347 AM EST, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lake Hope State Park, moving east at 60 mph.

  • HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts.
  • SOURCE…Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to
  • mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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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