ATHENS CO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WED, 7/4/18, 12NOON TO 8PM, KEEP HYDRATED, LIMIT OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES, CHECK ON SENIORS!

Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 12 noon to 8:00 PM Wednesday, 7/4/2018.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES, Up to 106 due to temperatures in the mid 80s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
  • TIMING, 12 Noon to 8 pm both days, highest values 2 to 7 pm.
  • IMPACTS, The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; 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.

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. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, 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.

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ATHENS CO HEAT ADVISORY TUE, 7/3/18, 12NOON TO 8PM, TUESDAY, KEEP HYDRATED, LIMIT OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES, CHECK ON SENIORS!

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 12 NOON TO 8:00 PM, TUESDAY, 7/3/2018

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES, Around 100 this afternoon due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints around 70. Up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s Wednesday afternoon.
  • TIMING, Noon to 8 pm both days, highest values 2 to 7 pm.
  • IMPACTS, The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a 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.

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.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER for West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square has been CANCELED

Nelso Boil Order Canceled

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square.  We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

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NW Athens Co Flash Flood Warning until 915PM, Mon, 7/2/18, go to high ground if threatened by rising water

Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 915 PM, Monday, 7/2/2018.

At 618 PM, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.  Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, and Burr Oak State Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

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Nelsonville Street Committee meeting Mon, 7/2/18, 8PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville Street Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 8:00PM at in council chambers at City Hall.  The topic of discussion will be City streets.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville City Planning Commission meeting Wed, 7/11/18, 6PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso planning comm MTG

The Nelsonville City Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:00PM, instead of Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in the City Manager’s conference room at City Hall, The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville Jefferson St closed E Washington St to E Franklin St, Fri, 6/29 and Mon, 7/2, 7:30AM to 5PM, avoid area

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that Jefferson Street will be closed from East Washington Street to East Franklin Street, Friday, June 29, 2018 and Monday, July 2, 2018 from 7:30AM until 5:00PM. The roadway is being closed by R&R Pipeline for a gas line repair.  Please use an alternate route.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER for West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square, until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square.

Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:

  • Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
  • Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
  • To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
  • Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
  • Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
  • Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
  • To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
  • Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
  • Dispose of ice cubes.
  • When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
  • It is also recommended you sanitize hands when washing. Again, use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
  • Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
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Special Nelsonville City Council meeting Mon, 7/2/18, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Council Special Meeting

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special Council meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting is being held to interview council candidates for the vacant council seat.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville W Washington St CLOSED Cable Alley to Public Sq, Thu, 6/28/18, 7AM to 4PM, please avoid this area!

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville Water Department will be closing West Washington Street from Cable Alley to the Public Square on Thursday, June 28, 2018 for a water hydrant repair from 7:00AM until 4:00PM. During the same time period water service will be off on West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square. Please avoid this area!

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