Western Athens Co TORNADO WARNING until 8PM. Take shelter if threatened!

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for West central Athens County until 800 PM.

At 725 PM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Hocking Hills State Park, or 11 miles northwest of MacArthur, moving east at 50 mph.

• HAZARD…Tornado.

• 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 Lake Hope State Park around 745 PM. Nelsonville around 750 PM. Nelsonville and Buchtel around 755 PM.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Buchtel.


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.