The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Athens County until 745 PM. At 657 PM, a line of severe thunderstorms was located 8 miles west of Rutland, moving east at 60 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include… Athens, Wellston, Nelsonville, Gallipolis, Glouster, Mcarthur, Rio Grande, Albany, Rutland, Lake Hope State Park, Gallia, Chauncey, Hamden, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Zaleski, Vinton, Wilkesville and Adamsville.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.