Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 745AM Fri, 6/22/18, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 745 AM Friday, 6/22/18.

At 1040 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that fell earlier Thursday will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen, but up to two inches had fallen upstream. In addition, rainfall amounts over the past two days were as much as three inches.

The Sunday and Monday creeks, and other small streams in the area, were on the rise, and will exceed bankfull overnight in some locations. Several roads have already been impacted, and additional flooding is expected overnight.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, and The Plains.

Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to a half inch are expected in the warned area overnight, mainly early on.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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.

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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