The Nelsonville Aquatic Center will celebrate Christmas in July on Saturday, July 29, 2017, courtesy of the Knights of Pythias Lodge #169. The first 130 children will be admitted into the pool for free. Rockin’ Reggie and his crew will be at the pool from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There will be games, prizes and fun!
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 12PM, Thursday, 7/13/17 until 12AM, Saturday, 7/15/17.
A frontal system is expected to pass through the region later today and Friday. Storms associated with it could produce excessive rainfall. This rain coupled with the wet soils across the area could produce flash flooding, especially along small streams, creeks, low spots and poor drainage areas.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Athens County until 3:45 PM.
At 257 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles west of Caldwell to near Chesterhill to near Logan, moving southeast at 35 mph.
- HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts.
- SOURCE – Radar indicated.
- IMPACT – Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Amesville, and Stroud Run State Park.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.
You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9:00 PM, FRIDAY, 7/7/2017.
REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
The Nelsonville Police Department would like to make all drivers aware of a traffic pattern change at the intersection of State Route 691 and East Canal Street. Effective immediately, NO RIGHT TURN ON A RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL WILL BE ALLOWED FOR VEHICLES TRAVLEING;
- East on East Canal Street turning on to South State Route 691 toward the entrance to Hocking College.
- South on State Route 691 turning West on to East Canal Street into Nelsonville.
This change has been made for safety reasons due to difficult visibility at the intersection.
The Thunder in the Valley Fireworks Spectacular in Nelsonville, Ohio is scheduled to begin at 10 PM tonight July 4th. Please do not call Nelsonville Emergency telephone numbers to check on the status of the fireworks. If the fireworks are canceled due to weather, notification will be made to the public as soon as possible.
While entering and exiting Hocking College for the fireworks follow all directions by Law Enforcement personnel to ensure the easiest traffic movement for all spectators. Thank you for cooperation.
The Nelsonville Police Department would like to remind everyone that most fireworks are illegal to discharge in Ohio.
In the State of Ohio, you may buy consumer or 1.4G fireworks from a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer; however, you cannot discharge any consumer or 1.4G fireworks in the State of Ohio. You must transport all fireworks purchased in Ohio out of the state within 48 hours of the purchase. The only items that can be used in Ohio are designated “trick and novelty” which smoke, pop, and/or sparkle. In Ohio, use of 1.4G fireworks (fire crackers, bottle rockets, etc.) is illegal. (ORC 3743.65 (B)).
What happens if you are caught with restricted fireworks in Ohio?
- For the first offense, offenders are charged with a first degree misdemeanor, six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.
- For the second offense, offenders are charged with a 5th degree felony, one year jail term and could face additional fines.
Is it worth it?
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to go to a professional display. Have a safe 4th of July!!!