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Vinton County
Saturday December 15th, 2018 :: 10:53 a.m. EST

Alert

Flood Watch until 10:00AM Sunday

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including the following areas, in southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. In West Virginia, Jackson WV, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood.

* Through Sunday morning

* Rain will continue through the early afternoon hours, with perhaps a lull thereafter. Rain overspreads the area again tonight. Combined with what has already fallen, rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2 inches are expected by Sunday morning. Most of this will occur as runoff, which will bring area creeks to bankfull if not above tonight.

* Flooding of creeks, streams, low lying and poor drainage areas will be possible. Some road closures are also possible. Symmes Creek, Duck Creek, Raccoon Creek, Little Muskingum River, and the Shade River are particularly vulnerable.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TYLER ... JACKSON ... WOOD ... WASHINGTON ... VINTON ... MORGAN ... WIRT ... MEIGS ... MASON ... PERRY ... GALLIA ... JACKSON ... RITCHIE ... ATHENS ... PLEASANTS

Instructions:

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Watch

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