The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County Until 800 PM.
At 643 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 9 miles southwest of Lancaster to near Piketon to 6 miles east of Rome, moving northeast at 60 mph.
HAZARD, 60 mph wind gusts.
SOURCE, Radar indicated.
IMPACT, Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, and Buchtel.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
If on or near a lake or river, get away from the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.
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.