Red Flag Warning for Athens Co until 8PM, Thu, 4/12/18. NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County until 8PM, Thursday, 4/12/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • WIND – 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – 20 to 25 percent.
  • IMPACTS – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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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