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Vinton County
Thursday December 20th, 2018 :: 08:18 p.m. EST

Alert

Flood Warning until 02:15AM Friday

The National Weather Service in Charleston West Virginia has issued a

* Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in... Meigs County in southeastern Ohio... Southeastern Perry County in southeastern Ohio... Washington County in southeastern Ohio... Northeastern Gallia County in southeastern Ohio... Eastern Jackson County in southeastern Ohio... Morgan County in southeastern Ohio... Athens County in southeastern Ohio... Eastern Vinton County in southeastern Ohio... Northern Mason County in western West Virginia... Northern Jackson County in northwestern West Virginia... Wood County in northwestern West Virginia...

* Until 215 AM EST Friday.

* At 809 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. Automated gauges are reporting 1 to 1.25 inches of rain has fallen since late this afternoon. Another half inch to one inch is expected, before the rain slackens after midnight. This will result in flooding, particularly across low lying and poor drainage areas. Strong rises will occur along small creeks and streams, which may surpass bankfull.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Parkersburg, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Nelsonville, Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Ripley, Pomeroy, Glouster, McConnelsville, Oak Hill, Beverly, Rio Grande, Racine, and Coolville.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MASON, WV ... WOOD, WV ... PERRY, OH ... JACKSON, WV ... GALLIA, OH ... JACKSON, OH ... MORGAN, OH ... VINTON, OH ... MEIGS, OH ... ATHENS, OH ... WASHINGTON, OH

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 your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. 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:
Severe - Significant 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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