Athens Co Flash Flood Warning until 9PM, Fri, 6/23/17, seek shelter if threatened, avoid flood waters!

Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Athens County until 9:00PM, Friday, 6/23/17.

At 459 PM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; 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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