FLOOD WARNING FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 9PM, THU, 3/29/18, FLOODING IS OCCURING, SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENED!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 9:00PM, Thursday, 3/29/18.

At 5:52PM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will cause flooding of area creeks and streams, as well as culverts and roadside ditches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding 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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