ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH 12NOON, THU, 7/5/18 TO 1AM FRI, 7/6/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 12 Noon, Thursday, 7/5/18 until 1:00 AM, Friday, 7/6/18.

  • Slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall rates are likely, and may result in rapid rises of water.
  • Diurnal heating, orographic lift, and abundant moisture will combine to produce thunderstorms capable to produce rainfall rates of 1.5 to 2 inches per hour.

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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