Athens Co Flood Warning until 745AM, Thu 2/13/2020, Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 745AM, Thursday 2/13/2020.

At 1046 PM, Doppler radar indicated prolonged rainfall across the area. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warning area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen, and rain will continue off and on during the overnight.

Creeks and streams will fill and could come out of their banks. Low lying areas will flood. Road closures are possible.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, and Amesville.

County emergency management is reporting that low spots are already beginning to flood across the warned area.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely. You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.