Flood Warning for Small Streams in Athens Co until 2:15 PM, Mon, 11/06/17, turn around, don`t drown on flooded roads

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Athens County until 2:15 PM, Monday, 11/06/17.

Observers reported heavy rain overnight that was causing flooding of many roads and low lying areas. Up to three inches of rain have fallen overnight. Although radar indicated that the heavy rain has moved east of the area, expect rises to bankfull, or above bankfull along Sunday Creek, the Hocking, and other small streams and creeks, especially between Athens and Glouster. Run off will continue through the early afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Glouster, Chauncey, Jacksonville, Trimble, Amesville, Stroud Run State Park, Burr Oak State Park Coolville and The Plains.

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.



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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