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Vinton County
Thursday June 21st, 2018 :: 10:50 p.m. EDT

Alert

Flood Warning until 11:00PM

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for Small Streams in... Western Athens County in southeastern Ohio... Vinton County in southeastern Ohio...

* Until 745 AM EDT Friday.

* At 1040 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that fell earlier Thursday will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen, but up to two inches had fallen upstream. In addition, rainfall amounts over the past two days were as much as three inches.

* The Sunday and Monday creeks, and other small streams in the area, were on the rise, and will exceed bankfull overnight in some locations. Several roads have already been impacted, and additional flooding is expected overnight.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Athens, Wellston, Nelsonville, Glouster, Mcarthur, Albany, Lake Hope State Park, Chauncey, Hamden, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Zaleski, Creola, Eagle Mills, Radcliffe, Allensville and The Plains. Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to a half inch are expected in the warned area overnight, mainly early on.

* AFFECTED AREAS: VINTON

Instructions:

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely. You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

Address/Location
Vinton County
100 E Main St
McArthur, OH 45651

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 740-596-4571

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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