Waterloo TWP RD 261 (Hamley Shortcut Road) closed today, Jul 24th.

Road Closed Barricade

Waterloo Township will have Hamley Shortcut Road closed from 11am to 5pm today for maintenance. The closure will be from address 3455 to SR691.

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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. MA_convectiveoutlook_day1

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Kentucky and portions of southeast Ohio.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms.
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Excessive Heat Today & Tomorrow

Excessive Heat Warning

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 110F. Please take precaution during activities this weekend to stay cool and hydrated.  If needed, here are some potential locations around the area to cool down during intense heat periods;

Community Center  – Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-7pm

The Plains Fire Department – Friday 11am-9pm

Local Library Branches (multiple locations/hours)

 

 

 

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Athens County to participate in Vigilant Guard 2019

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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 Vigilant Guard 2019 (VG19), a national-level exercise that is cosponsored by U.S. Northern Command and National Guard Bureau.

Scheduled for Aug. 5-8, 2019, VG19 is a four-day exercise that will test the state’s disaster and emergency response capabilities with a simulated cyberattack event that subsequently causes utility failures and disruptions. Emergency response to hazardous material accidents, civil disturbances, and radiological incidents will also be tested.

“Vigilant Guard will put Ohio’s emergency response capabilities to the test in a worst-case scenario to help us prepare for a real-life threat to the health and safety of Ohioans,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “An exercise of this magnitude requires cooperation across all levels of government, and I commend the efforts of everyone involved for their hard work to make sure we have a successful outcome.”

Exercise activities and venues will take place in the following counties: Athens, Clark, Columbiana, Franklin, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Knox, Licking, Portage, and Washington.

“Vigilant Guard is an exciting opportunity to test and showcase the coordinated disaster response and recovery abilities of Ohio’s military and civilian personnel,” said Ohio EMA Executive Director Sima Merick. “This exercise will enable us to practice our emergency response plans and procedures using a whole community approach. It will make us all better able to serve our great citizens and make our state a safer Ohio.”

“This will be the largest exercise Ohio has ever conducted. We will have 90 local, state, and federal agencies from across the country participating in Vigilant Guard,” according to Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general. “This exercise will allow us, as one joint force, to comprehensively test the readiness of the National Guard alongside our partner agencies, in order to be better prepared to protect our citizens and our state when a disaster hits.”

The public may notice a heavier than usual presence of military personnel, aircraft and equipment, first responders, and emergency vehicles. VG19 will also have civilian volunteers serving as mock accident victims. Emergency responders will exercise search and rescue, medical trauma treatment, and first aid application.

For additional information on emergency preparedness, visit:

www.ema.ohio.gov

www.ready.ohio.gov

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Friday & Saturday’s Heat Watch upgraded to Warning.

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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 100s, lower 100s near the mountians
  •  Heat related illnesses possible if extended amounts of time spent outside doing strenuous activities
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Excessive Heat for the Weekend

Heat watch

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 of time spent outside doing strenuous activities.

Monitor the latest radar, warnings, and forecasts here:  http://go.usa.gov/cp5M9

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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 Co Rd 94 (Swett Hollow Rd) to Twp Rd 336 (Bryson Rd) will close Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8 am for approximately 3 weeks for a slip repair project.

Road Closed

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Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Today

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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 strong/damaging wind gusts, which could lead to tree and roof damage, along with power outages. Heavy downpours will also accompany storms, but the threat for flooding is low. 
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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) will be closed Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8-3:30pm.

Both of these road closures are for culvert replacements.Athens Co Road Closed

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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.Athens Co Road Closed

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