Nelsonville BOIL ORDER for Crihfield Dr, Hillside Dr, Starr Village until further notice, take precautions to boil water

  • Nelso Boil Order

The Nelsonville Water Department announces that a boil order has been issued for all of Crihfield Drive, Hillside Drive and Starr Village 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.
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ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 10PM TUE 7/26, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 10 PM TUESDAY, 7/26.

THUNDERSTORMS, WITH VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS. WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE AREA. THESE STORMS HAVE HAD A HISTORY OF PRODUCING 1.50 TO 2.50 INCHES OF RAIN IN AN HOUR.

IF THE RAINFALL IS REALALIZED, SOME AREAS COULD SEE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND ROADS, ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE 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.

EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE! Tue, 8/2/16, Athens Rec Center, 701 E State ST, 2PM to 8PM, 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org

 

blood_shortageThere is still an emergent need for blood. Give blood if you can and please share this information with friends, family, co-workers and use your social media to help spread the word.  Together we can alleviate this blood crisis.

EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE

 SPONSORED BY,

ATHENS COUNTY AREA FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
RED CROSS DISASTER SERVICES

Tuesday, August 2
Athens Recreation Center – 701 East State Street
2 pm to 8 pm

To Schedule an Appointment Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org

ALL DONORS RECEIVE A CEDAR FAIR TICKET

GOOD FOR CEDAR POINT/KINGS ISLAND

HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO MON 7/25, 12NOON TO 8PM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES!

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT MONDAY 7/25 FROM 12 NOON TO 8 PM.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – UP TO 102 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S BOTH DAYS.
  • TIMING – 12 NOON TO 8 PM EDT. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WILL BE THE HOTTEST TIME PERIOD BOTH DAYS.
  • IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.

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.

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.

W Nelsonville Power Outage, no restoration estimate, take precautions against heat, check elderly and neighbors affected

Power Outage

A traffic accident which has damaged an electrical pole has caused a power outage to 1,038 AEP customers in the West end of Nelsonville.  Crews are working on the problem but time for restoration has been given at this time.  Do not call public safety agencies to check on outage status. 

Take precautions against high heat and humidity.  Check on elderly family members and neighbors and persons with medical problems that may be affected by the high heat and humidity.

Check AEP status at – https://www.aepohio.com/outages/outageMap.aspx

HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO SUN 7/24, 12NOON TO 8PM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES!

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY IN EFFECT SUNDAY, 7/24 FROM 12NOON TO 8 PM.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – 100 TO 105 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOW TO MID 70S.
  • TIMING – 12 NOON TO 8 PM. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WILL BE THE HOTTEST TIME PERIOD.
  • IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.

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.

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.

HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO SAT 7/23, 2PM TO 8PM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES!

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM SATURDAY 7/23.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – UP TO 103 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
  • IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.

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.

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 IMMEDIATELY.