Special Weather Statement

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Flood Watch...UPDATED
National Weather Service Charleston WV
511 AM EST Wed Feb 6 2019

Perry-Morgan-Athens-Washington-Jackson OH-Vinton-Meigs-Gallia-
Lawrence OH-
Including the cities of New Lexington, Crooksville, Somerset,
McConnelsville, Stockport, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson,
Wellston, Oak Hill, McArthur, Hamden, Pomeroy, Gallipolis,
Ironton, and South Point
511 AM EST Wed Feb 6 2019

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of southeast Ohio, including the following areas,
  Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH, Meigs, Morgan, Perry,
  Vinton, and Washington.

* This morning through Thursday afternoon

* The combination of several rounds of moderate to heavy rain and
  already saturated soils may cause flooding. Expect to see
  strong rises on creeks and small streams, and, eventually, rises
  on major rivers.

* Be prepared for potential closure of some roadways along
  creeks and small streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.