RED FLAG WARNING FOR ATHENS CO FROM 11AM UNTIL 8PM, FRI, 4/13/18, NOT OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in for Athens County from 11AM until 8PM, Friday, 4/13/2018.

  • Winds – Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Timing – 11AM today through 8PM
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 22 percent.
  • Temperatures – In the upper 70s to near 80.
  • Impacts – Fires that develop will 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.

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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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