Nelsonville Recreation Committee meeting Mon, 8/20/19 at 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The City of Nelsonville Recreation Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00PM.  The meeting is being held to discuss a skate park, bike rack and library box for the City’s parks.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville street closures for POTH 12PM, Sun, 8/11, to 12PM, Sun, 8/18, 2019, use caution or use an alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that set up for The Parade of The Hills Festival will begin this weekend. Street closures will begin on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 12:00 PM and remain closed through Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 12:00 PM. Full street closure with NO limited access is due to pedestrian safety concerns from prior years.

The following streets will be closed to all traffic:

  • West Washington Street from Post Office to Fort Street
  • West Columbus Street from Library to 45 East Columbus Street
  • Rocky Boot Way from Public Square to alley by the Elks
  • Public Square

Please expect vendor, carnival rides and pedestrian traffic throughout the area. Please use caution in the area during the Festival and please consider using an alternate route.

Nelsonville boil advisory for Walnut ST from Burr Oak BLVD to Poplar ST, until Fri, 8/9/19 at 4:00PM

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil advisory for Walnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to Poplar Street. The boil advisory is being issued due to a leak repair on the main water line. The boil advisory will be in effect until Friday, August 9, 2019 at 4:00PM, unless notified otherwise.

When a boil advisory is in effect, we ask all who are affected to boil their cooking and drinking water for three minutes before being consumed.

Nelsonville Poplar St sweeping Thu, 8/8/19, Fri, 8/9/19, 3AM until complete, please no parking on street during sweeping

The City of Nelsonville announces that on Thursday, August 8, 2019 and Friday, August 9, 2019 the Nelsonville Street Department will be sweeping Poplar Street if it is not raining. The sweeping will occur from 3:00 AM until completed. The City is requesting that no cars park on Poplar Street until the sweeping is completed.

Please park on side streets if possible until sweeping is completed. ffff

ATHENS CO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM 12PM, FRI, 7/19/19 TO 8PM, SAT, 7/20/19, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT ILLNESSES

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 12PM Friday, 7/19/19 to 8PM Saturday, 7/20/19. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – 105 to 110, due to temperatures in the mid-90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
  • TIMING – Highest heat indices occurring Friday afternoon into early evening, and again Saturday afternoon into early evening. The intervening night Friday night will be stiflingly warm and muggy.
  • IMPACTS – The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an Emergency call 9-1-1.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

ATHENS CO EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH 12PM, FRI, 7/19/19 UNTIL 8PM, SAT, 7/20/19, USE CAUTION OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Athens County from 12:00 PM, Friday 7/19/19 until 8:00 PM, Saturday, 7/20/19.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – Near or above 105 due to temperatures in the mid-90s, and dewpoints in the mid-70s.
  • TIMING – 12:00 PM, Friday until 8:00 PM, Saturday.
  • IMPACTS – Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Flash Flood Watch for Athens Co until 10PM this evening, Sun, 7/7/19, watch for rapidly changing weather conditions!

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 10 PM this evening, Sunday, 7/7/19.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and evening. These storms will be very slow moving and could produce 1 to 2 inches of rain or more in a short period of time. This rainfall, combined with a nearly saturated wet ground, could result in flash flooding.

Flooding of urban and poor drainage areas will be possible. In addition, flooding of small creeks and streams could occur. People residing near creeks and streams should monitor the forecast and be prepared to take immediate action if flooding occurs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.