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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.

Intense Heat ends with risk of Severe Thunderstorms.

A passing cold front today will diminish the intense heat but brings a slight chance of severe thunderstorms with its passage.  This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast Kentucky and portions of southeast Ohio. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight. … Continue reading

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Excessive Heat Today & Tomorrow

With temperatures on the rise, the risk of heat related illnesses are of concern. With today and tomorrow’s temperature forecast to be in the mid to upper 90’s combined with high humidity, our expected heat index’s are as high as … Continue reading

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Athens County to participate in Vigilant Guard 2019

State of Ohio Participates in National-Level Military Exercise Ohio National Guard, state, and local agencies take part in multi-hazard exercise, Aug. 5-8 Columbus, OH – The Ohio National Guard (OHNG) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are the hosts of … Continue reading

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Friday & Saturday’s Heat Watch upgraded to Warning.

Overview What: Excessive Heat Warning, with advisory on eastern fringe When: Friday afternoon/evening and again Saturday afternoon/evening.  Where: Warning for Southeast OH, Northeast KY, and the lowlands of of WV. Confidence: High. Expected Conditions and Impacts  Heat index values in the mid to upper … Continue reading

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Excessive Heat for the Weekend

Overview  What: Excessive Heat Watch  When: Friday afternoon/evening and again Saturday afternoon/evening.   Where: Southeast OH, Northeast KY, and portions of WV. See image below. Confidence:  High. Expected Conditions and Impacts      Heat index values around 105  Heat related illnesses possible if extended amounts … Continue reading

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Beebe & Hooper Ridge Rd Closures

Co Rd 109 (Beebe Road) from St Rt 329 to Twp Rd 191 (Haga Ridge Road) will close Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8 am for approximately 10 weeks for two slip repair projects. Co Rd 36 (Hooper Ridge Rd) from … Continue reading

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Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Today

Much of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and parts of West Virginia are in a slight risk for severe weather today. Most activity can be expected after 2pm EDT, and is expected to last into evening hours. The biggest threat is … Continue reading

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Baker Road (Co Road 10) closing Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9th & 10th

Co Rd 10 (Baker  Rd) from CR 78 (Marion Johnson Rd) to CR 19 (Radford Rd) will be closed Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8-3:30pm. Co Rd 10(Baker Rd) from CR 78 (Marion Johnson Rd) to Twp Rd 29 (Brown Rd) … Continue reading

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Robinson Road (Co Road 99) Closure, Friday July 5th

Co Rd 99 (Robinson Road) at approximately 0.05 mile East of Hooper Ridge Road will close Friday, July 5 at 7:00 am for 21 days. This is for a slip repair project.

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Fisher Rd (Co Road 17) closing Monday, July 8th for 2 weeks.

Co Rd 17 (Fisher Rd) from CR 76 (Ladd Ridge Rd) to CR 17A will close on Monday, July 8, for 2 weeks from 7AM – 4:30pm DAILY, for multiple culvert replacements.

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