SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING SW ATHENS CO INCLUDING NELSONVILLE, ALBANY UNTIL 530 PM 12/24, TAKE SHELTER

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN ATHENS CO  INCLUDING NELSONVILLE, ALBANY UNTIL 530 PM

AT 444 PM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 22 MILES WEST OF WELLSTON OR NEAR WAVERLY, MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EST WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR 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.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10PM WED, 12/24, BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10PM WEDNESDAY, 12/24.

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.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Wind Advisory for Athens Co, Wed, 12/24 From Noon To 10 PM, 15 To 25 Mph With Gusts 40 To 50 Mph

Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Athens County which is in effect from noon to 10 PM, Wednesday, 12/24.

  • Winds – Southwest 15 To 25 Mph With Gusts 40 To 50 Mph With Passage Of Cold Front.
  • Timing – Early Afternoon For Extreme Southeast Ohio And Extreme Northeast Kentucky, Spreading Eastward Into Central West Virginia By Mid To Late Afternoon.
  • Impacts – Strong Winds Could Cause Tree Damage, Power Fluctuations Or Even Outages And Perhaps Blocking Of Roads From Debris. Construction Sites Are Vulnerable Locations. Also Be Cautious Of Christmas Decorations Exposed To The Wind.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A Wind Advisory Means That Winds Of 35 Mph Are Expected. Winds This Strong Can Make Driving Difficult, Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution.

Listen To Noaa Weather Radio Or Your Local Media For Later Updates On This Situation.

Buchtel water line repair causes outage and boil order until further notice for entire Village of Buchtel

Buchtel Boil Order

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break. Some Buchtel customers will experience a water outage until the line is repaired. Once repairs are completed a boil order will be in effect for the entire village of Buchtel 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.

Nelsonville boil order for 12, 34 and 36 Robbins Rd until further notice.

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for 12, 34 and 36 Robbins Road in Nelsonville 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 if a boil order is issued in your area:

  • 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.
  • Dispose of ice cubes made when a boil order is in place.
  • 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.
  • Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
  • Immuno-compromised persons such as those with cancer receiving chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, elderly people, and infants may be more susceptible to infection by Crytosporidium and other microbial contaminants, and should be extra careful.

Remember, a boil order does not mean the water is definitely contaminated, but your public water provider cannot know for sure until 24 hours after a sample is taken, as that is when the test is read.