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December 16, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Governor surveys flooded areas of Ohio
(2008-03-21)
(WOUB) - Governor Strickland has taken a look at the flood damage in southwest Ohio and has told victims in South Lebanon the state will do what it can to help.

He said last night that he came to express his condolences in the community he once represented in Congress.

Water is receding in many parts of the state after heavy rain that fell on ground still saturated from the big snowstorm less than two weeks ago.

Flood warnings are still in effect in some areas, including those along the Scioto River.

The National Weather Service says the Scioto remains 8 feet above flood
stage at Piketon.

Residents have left their homes in the small,flood-prone town of Yellowbud.

A flood warning is also in effect for the Muskingum River at McConnelsville but area resident Benjamin Lint says it's no big deal.

"It's been worse than this. I mean this is bad but it's been worse," Lint said.

Flood Stage at McConnelsville is 11 feet.

At 6:30 this morning the river was 10.3 feet deep and receding slowly.

The Hocking River at Athens is also on the way down after getting up to 21.4 feet last night.

The official flood stage is 20 feet.
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