The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Athens County until 2:30 PM. At 1:46 PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Albany, moving east at 35 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail.
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include… Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Coolville, Chauncey, and Buchtel.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. 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.