FLOOD WARNING

OH: Athens, Vinton

Until 930 AM EST Sunday (12/16)

* At 1227 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the warned area. The heavy rain will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* There were stream rises on the Sunday and Raccoon Creeks, and other small streams, and

these streams may come out of their banks overnight. There were some road closures and restrictions in the warned area due to high water.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Mcarthur, Albany, Lake Hope State Park, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, Zaleski, Amesville, Creola, Stroud Run State Park and The Plains.

Additional rainfall amounts of one half inch to an inch are possible in the warned area, as the rain continues through the overnight.

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