Athens Co FLOOD WARNING until 8:15PM, Fri 3/24/23, small stream flooding from excessive rainfall is occurring

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for Athens County in effect until 8:15PM, Friday, 3/24/23.

WHAT…Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is occurring.

WHERE…A portion of southeast Ohio, including the following counties, Athens and Vinton.

WHEN…Until 8:15PM, Friday, 3/24/23.

IMPACTS…Flooding of small creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall. Between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain have fallen.


– At 1022 AM EDT, Several roads are reported closed due to flooding. This includes parts of State Routes 328 and 56 in Vinton County. Portions of State Routes 356, 681, 56 and 681 are reported closed in Athens County.

– Some locations that will experience flooding include… Mcarthur, Albany, Chauncey, Zaleski, Amesville, The Plains, Creola, and Eagle Mills.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800-401-9535, when you can do so safely.