FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO, 8AM, WED, 3/28/18 TO 2PM, FRI, 3/30/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County from 8:00AM, Wednesday, 3/28/18 until 2:00PM, Friday, 3/30/18.

Excessive rainfall of up to 2.50 inches, with locally higher amounts possible through the watch period. With the ground being wet from previous rains and the expected rainfall, the potential for flooding of small streams and creeks and possibly river flooding is high.  Flooded roads, low lying and poor drainage areas, along streams, creeks and rivers, is possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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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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