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Alert Athens Co

Are you looking for that last minute gift for a friend or family member?  Why not get them signed up for ALERT ATHENS COUNTY, so they will always be notified of emergency weather, road closures, and local hazards.  Just send your friend or family member the link below to our sign up portal and they are on their way to receiving alerts.  Alert Athens County is gift that will keep on giving year round by keeping you and your friends and family aware of emergencies and hazardous conditions around Athens County and your community.

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Athens Co roads CLOSED, FLOODING! Co Rd 4, Glenn Ebon, Co Rd 24, Harmony, Co Rd 58, Frost, Co Rd 109, Beebe!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

Flooding and has closed the following Athens County roads;

  • County Road 4, Glenn Ebon Road, US Route 33 to the Hocking River
  • Sections of County Road 24, Harmony Road
  • Sections of County Road 58, Frost Road
  • Sections of County Road 109, Beebe Road

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

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 7 AM SUN, 12/22, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 7 AM, SUNDAY, 12/22.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WIND 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.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 215 AM SUN, 12/22, SEEK SHELTER!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 215 AM, SUNDAY, 12/22.

AT 119 AM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM GLOUSTER TO RIO GRANDE TO 6 MILES WEST OF YATESVILLE LAKE STATE PARK, MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO FALL FROM THIS LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND QUICKLY FILL ROADSIDE DITCHES AND SMALL STREAMS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 AM SUNDAY MORNING FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST OHIO AND CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL OR STRONG WIND 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.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 6 AM SUN, 12/22, WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY, 12/22.

Wind Advisory

WINDS – SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH, ESPECIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH HEAVIER SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM.

TIMING – MAINLY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS – STRONG WINDS COULD CAUSE TREE DAMAGE, POWER FLUCTUATIONS OR EVEN OUTAGES AND PERHAPS BLOCKING OF ROADS FROM DEBRIS.  CONSTRUCTION SITES ARE VULNERABLE LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

American Red Cross, 6th Annual Heroes Breakfast Nominations needed by January 15, 2015

Please help the American Red Cross recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our neighbors at the upcoming 6th Annual Heroes Breakfast.  The American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, serving Athens, Gallia, Meigs and Vinton Counties is celebrating the ordinary people who do extraordinary things by  putting their needs aside to help others in our community.

The awards breakfast will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Athens Community Center.  We’re delighted to welcome Meigs County Commissioners and former NFL standout Mike Bartum as our keynote speaker.  First, we need your help identifying those unsung heroes.  It might be a lifeguard who saved a drowning child or an ordinary citizen who performed CPR when a stranger collapsed.

The nomination form is attached along with further information.  Nomination deadline is January 15, 2014.

Red Cross Hero Nomination 2014