ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 5AM, MON, 4/16/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 5:00 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of small streams and creeks will be possible.

Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads and lying areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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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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