Athens Co Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren TEST Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield, 12noon Wed, 11/1/17

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, with a one minute sounding of the sirens. Residents are asked not to call local emergency agencies inquiring why the sirens are sounding.

The outdoor warning siren system is normally tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The monthly test will be cancelled if severe weather is threatening. If severe weather cancels the test it will be postponed until the next month. There are three conditions that result in the warning sirens being activated in Athens County.

  1. Severe Weather
    • When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
    • When the National Weather Service initiates a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (winds 58+ mph, large hail, severe lightening, and heavy rains), for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
  2. When there is an actual enemy or terrorist attack against the United States has been detected and is threatening areas of Athens County and protective action should be taken immediately.
  3. When a public safety emergency occurs, the sirens will be used to alert the public of emergencies such as hazardous materials incidents and civil disturbances.

When the outdoor warning sirens are sounded for an emergency they will be activated for five minutes. When you hear the warning sirens you should do the following;

  1. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to ask why the sirens are sounding as this can overload the 9-1-1 emergency response system.
  2. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are just that, out-door warning. The sirens are meant to be heard outside to signal you to go indoors and tune your radio or television station to the local Emergency Alert System (EAS) Station. As homes continue to become more energy efficient and sound proofing enhanced, outdoor warning sirens that once could be heard decades ago inside of a home can no longer be heard. That’s why other means of warning are in place.
  3. Go immediately to a safe area in your home or building, if high winds, severe thunder, and lightning are present.
  4. If you are outside away from possible shelter, lie flat on the ground away from trees until the storm passes. If in a vehicle, get out and find a more substantial structure.
  5. Carry a battery-operated radio or NOAA all hazard alert radio to your safe area. You will know when the storm or emergency has passed and when it is clear to leave your safe area.
  6. The Athens County SIRENS DO NOT identify specific types of storms or emergencies; therefore, you should immediately seek shelter and tune to local television or radio for further information.
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Nelsonville Fall Clean-up, 11/14, 18, 21, 9AM to 4PM, free dumpsters for trash drop off located at City Hall

Nelso Fall Clean Up

The City of Nelsonville will be holding a Fall Clean-up on November 14, 18 and 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. The City will have free dumpsters for trash drop off located at City Hall, 211 Lake Hope Drive, inside the fencing.  The following rules will apply for the trash drop off;

  • Nelsonville City residents only, proof of residency required
  • No commercial trash
  • No tires
  • No batteries
  • No paint
  • No fuel tanks
  • No liquids
  • No hazardous materials
  • No fluorescent lights
  • No Freon or refrigerants
  • No electronics
  • No medical waste
  • Box springs, mattresses, carpet and upholstered furniture must be securely wrapped in plastic

 

If you cannot make it to City Hall, you can call the City Manager’s office at 740-753-1314 to schedule a pick-up at your residence.

Reminder, the City’s contract with Rumpke allows up to 20 garbage bags each week for residents at no additional charge. These are both great opportunities to get rid of any and all unwanted trash.

LET’S ALL WORK TO KEEP NELSONVILLE BEAUTIFUL

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL 10AM, THU, 10/26/17

Freeze Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Athens County, which is in effect from midnight tonight until 10 AM, Thursday, 10/26/17.

  • Temperatures – Dropping into the low 30s overnight.
  • Impacts – Any lingering late fall plants will be killed if they are left outside and unprotected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

ATHENS CO FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT WED 10/18/17, FROM 2AM UNTIL 9AM

Frost Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from 2:00 AM until 9:00 AM, Wednesday, 10/18/17.

  • Locations – Areas away from main stem rivers, particularly valleys and hollows outside of urban centers.
  • Temperatures – Dropping into the mid 30s overnight into early Wednesday morning.
  • Impacts – Frost could damage or kill sensitive plants if they are left outdoors and uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.  Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

Road Closures around Nelsonville Public SQ 6AM Fri, 10/20/17 to 12Noon, Sun, 10/22/17, watch for pedestrians, avoid area

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville will be closing the following streets to vehicle traffic and parking starting at 6:00 AM Friday, October 20th through 12 Noon, Sunday, October 22nd.

  • Nelsonville Public Square
  • West Columbus Street from September Street to Rocky Boot Way
  • Rocky Boot Way from Columbus Street to Canal Street
  • Fayette Street from Rocky Boot Way to Valkinburg Alley
  • West Washington Street from Cable Alley to Fort Street

These streets are being closed for the 21st Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival being held in Nelsonville this weekend.  Please watch for increased pedestrian traffic and use alternate routes to avoid the area.

ATHENS CO FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL 10AM TUE, 10/17/17.

Frost Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from midnight tonight until 10 AM, Tuesday, 10/17/17.

  • Temperatures – Around 36 degrees.
  • Timing – From midnight tonight into 10 AM Tuesday.
  • Impacts – A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.  Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

Nelsonville fall leaf pick-up begins Mon, 10/16/17, for picked-up call 740-753-1314, leave message, Mon – Fri, 8AM – 5PM

Nelso Leaf Pick Up

The City of Nelsonville announces that the fall leaf pick-up will begin in the City, Monday, October 16, 2017.  If you have leaves that need picked up, please rake them to the curb but not into the street.  When the leaves are ready for to be picked up call City Hall and leave a message at 740-753-1314, Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM.