The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Athens County until 230 AM. At 142 AM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Lake Hope State Park, moving southeast at 40 mph.
HAZARD – Tornado and quarter size hail.
SOURCE – Radar indicated rotation.
IMPACT – Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
This dangerous storm will be near Nelsonville and Buchtel around 150AM.
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.