ATHENS CO FLOOD WATCH FROM 7PM, WED, 2/14/18 TO 7PM, FRI, 2/16/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Athens County from 7pm, Wednesday, 2/14/18 until 7PM, Friday, 2/16/18.

A complex storm system has the potential to produce between 1 to 3 inches of rain from Wednesday evening through Friday evening. With the ground being saturated from previous rains, coupled with streams and rivers running high, this rain has the potential to cause flooding throughout the area.

Flooded roadways are a possibility, especially along streams, creeks and rivers. Flooding of Low lying, poor drainage areas, streams, creeks and rivers are possible.

All rivers in the watch area will see significant rises and could exceed flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

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Buchtel boil order CANCELED, thank you to Buchtel residents for their time and patience during this incident

Buchtel Boil Order Canceled

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department has CANCELED the boil order for the Village of Buchtel. The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department would like to thank Buchtel residents for their time and patience during this incident.

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Athens Co snow emergency canceled, drive carefully some hazardous conditions may still exist in remote areas of county

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ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED
February 12, 2018, 16:30 hours

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled. Please drive carefully some hazardous road conditions may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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Athens Co Flooding Road Closures 02/12/18, 10:00AM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2018 – 10:00AM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads by the Athens County Engineer’s Office;

  • CR 58 – Frost Road

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. Roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 12, 2018, 10:00 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Athens Co LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY, roads hazardous, use extreme caution, county offices closed until 10AM, check with supervisor if unsure

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February 12, 2018 – 6:00 AM

All Athens County Government offices will be CLOSED until 10AM today Monday, February 12, 2018 due to the severe winter weather.  Athens County employees who are unsure if they should report for work should contact their immediate supervisor for instructions.

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Athens Co LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY, roads hazardous, travel only if needed, use extreme caution!

Snow Emergency 2

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 12, 2018, 03:53 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. Roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 12, 2018, 03:25 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Buchtel water line break, repairs ongoing, low to no water pressure, boil order until further notice Village of Buchtel

Buchtel Boil Order

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break.  Buchtel customers will experience a water outage until the line is repaired.  A boil order will be in effect until further notice for the Village of Buchtel.

Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:
• Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
• Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
• To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
• Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
• Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
• Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
• To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
• Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
• Dispose of ice cubes.
• When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
• It is also recommend you sanitize hands when washing. Again use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
• Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.

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Athens Co snow emergency canceled, drive carefully some hazardous conditions may still exist in remote areas of county

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ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED
February 7, 2018, 16:10 hours

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled. Please drive carefully some hazardous road conditions may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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