Findlay Preparing For Possible Blanchard River Flooding

FINDLAY, Ohio - The City of Findlay is preparing to battle a rising Blanchard River. 

A flood warning has been extended for the Portage River at Woodville, the Sandusky River at Tiffin, Scioto River near Larue and Prospect, Eagle Creek above Findlay and the Sandusky River above Fremont. A general flood warning is also in effect for Hancock County, Seneca County, Wyandot County, northwestern Marion County, southwestern Sandusky County and northwestern Crawford County. These warnings are in effect until 5:15 pm on Friday.

WTOL 11 reports the Main Street Bridge in Findlay was closed Thursday afternoon due to flooding concerns, along with several other roads. 

The Blanchard River is currently forecast to crest tomorrow morning at 17 feet. If the river reaches that level, it would be the fourth-highest crest in recorded history. During the massive floods in 2007, the Blanchard crested at nearly 18 and a half feet. 

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