The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a FLOOD WARNING for Athens County Until 5:00 PM, Sunday, 2/28/2021.
At 11:24 AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain occurring across the area. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen and water levels will rise throughout this afternoon.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, and Albany.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.