NW ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 1:15PM, THU, 9/3/2020, SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENED BY FLASH FLOODING

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 1:15 PM, Thursday, 9/3/2020.

At 1015 AM, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

  • HAZARD – Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
  • SOURCE – Doppler radar.
  • IMPACT – Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low-lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Lake Hope State Park, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, The Plains, and Stroud Run State Park.

Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low-lying spots.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

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.