Athens County Road Closures Caused By Flooding!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

Flooding and has closed the following Athens County roads;

  • CR 18-Potter Road, Ames TWP
  • CR 109- Beebe Road, Rome TWP
  • CR 4- Glen Ebon Road, York TWP
  • Bern Twp Road618- Brucker Lane
  • CR 31- Oakdale Road, Trimble
  • CR 19 – Hebbardsville Road, Alexander TWP
  • CR 58-Frost Road, Rome TWP
  • CR 38- Sand Rock Road, Bern TWP
  • CR 1- Carbondale Road, Waterloo TWP
  • CR 81- Fox Lake Road, Waterloo TWP
  • CR 24 – Harmony Road, Canaan TWP
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road, Ames TWP, lower end
  • CR 100 – Rhoric Road, Waterloo TWP

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED UNTIL 11 PM THIS EVENING 4/30 FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

Flash Flood Watch

FLASH FLOOD WATCH EXTENDED UNTIL 11 PM THIS EVENING 4/30 FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

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.

FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS, SMALL STREAMS IN ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 1115PM, WED 4/30, SEEK SHELTER IF NEEDED!

Flood Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 1115 PM, WEDNESDAY 4/30.

AT 258 PM EDT RAIN FALL AMOUNTS RANGED BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS RAIN HAS CAUSED STREAMS, CREEKS AND SMALL RIVERS TO RISE. MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS EVENING. THIS RAIN WILL CAUSE ADDITIONAL RUNOFF, WHICH WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO COME OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND SMALL RIVERS TO REACH BANKFULL.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-401-9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, #NWSRLX.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 4PM, WED, 4/30, EATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 4 PM WEDNESDAY, 4/30.

REPETITIVE SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST OHIO THROUGH AT LEAST 4 PM YJIS AFTERNOON.

WITH NEAR SATURATED TERRAIN DUE TO PREVIOUS RAINFALL, THE THREAT FOR RAPID RISING RIVER AND CREEKS EXITS, CAPABLE TO PRODUCE WATER PROBLEMS ALONG THE HEAVIER SHOWERS. THIS COULD LIKELY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ON SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS AND LOW LYING AREAS.

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.

The City of Nelsonville has issued a NEW boil order for all of Mill Street until further notice.

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville has issued a new boil order for all of Mill Street until further notice.

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 recommend 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.

The City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for all of Mill Street until further notice.

 

Nelso Boil OrderThe City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for all of Mill Street until further notice.

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 recommend 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.