Flooding woes ebb in Ohio

  • Flooding woes ebb in Ohio

Flooding woes ebb in Ohio

Parker said there still was the possibility of creek flooding with heavy rain, but the river was not expected to be the problem originally expected.

Rain is then expected Wednesday night, mixing with and changing to snow from northwest to southeast across the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Crest predictions made Friday were for the Ohio River to be well above flood stage from New Cumberland to the Pike Island Lock and Dam. She says while no rain is forecast until mid-week, tributaries feeding the OH will likely keep the river above flood stage throughout the week. More than 200 river gauges reported levels above flood stage from the Great Lakes to eastern Texas, the Weather Channel reported. Volunteers were picking up some trash that had washed up from the river at Lesko Park and along flooded portions of State Road 56 on Saturday. The current level early Saturday morning was at 8.4 feet.

Creek flooding that began February 15 wreaked havoc on many Ohio Valley roads and hillsides, in addition to causing basement flooding and backups. "Be sure to use extra caution as you travel to work or school", JCPS announced.

"That is a gate that will ultimately keep the Ohio River from protruding towards the residences here", MSD supervisor Tony Parrott said.

Now that the threat of flooding appears to be over, Allen said there may be a problem with a wind advisory which was issued for the area predicting gusts up to 50 miles per hour with a cold front moving in.

This is expected to cause severe flooding in areas near the river.

Mayor Greg Fischer said he would ask Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance. Fire officials say they received more than 100 calls that resulted in more than 50 water rescues over the weekend.

"We're pumping 420 gallons a minute", he said as a hose pumped water out from the basement into the street.

In order to meet the guidelines to receive federal aid, damages must amount to at least $2.7 million.