SOUTHEAST OHIO – According to the National Weather Service, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles west of Caldwell to near Rio Grande. Movement was east at 55 mph.
Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. During these sorts of storms residents roofing maybe damaged, so just in case look for more information at americanprideroofing.com in the event that your home has been damaged by the storm.
Along with Meigs County, locations impacted include Parkersburg, Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Jackson, Wellston, Nelsonville, New Lexington, Point Pleasant, Gallipolis, Ripley, Spencer, Harrisville, St. Marys, Pomeroy, Glouster, McConnelsville, Mcarthur, Oak Hill and Somerset.
Highways included are: Interstate 77 in West Virginia between mile markers 132 and 186; Interstate 77 in Ohio between mile markers 1 and 17; and Route 50 in West Virginia between mile markers 1 and 47.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect. Heavy downpours could cause rapid rises in water. If rising water is observed, move to higher ground. Do not drive into areas covered by water.
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.