ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT 2AM, FRI, 6/23/17 TO 6AM SAT, 6/24/17, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 2:00 AM, Friday, 6/23/17 to 6:00 AM, Saturday, 6/24/17.

In general, 1 and a half to 3 and a half inches of rain is possible across the watch area, with locally heavier amounts, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy combine with a cold front dropping in from the northwest.

The heavy rain in the forecast will fall over a large area, which could easily overwhelm creeks and streams, and cause rises on the main stem rivers. Also, urban flooding is possible, as well as in poor drainage or other low lying areas. Debris flows are also a risk in prolonged rainfall. Road closures will be possible.

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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