Heavy Rains Cause Flooding across NW Ohio

(Findlay, OH) Dozens of streets in Findlay are closed as residents brace for major flooding. As much as five inches of rain fell Thursday, causing the Blanchard River to spill over its banks. City officials expect the river to crest at 16-and-a-half feet, the highest level in ten years. 

Findlay city crews are filling up and passing out sandbags as fast as they can so residents can protect their homes and businesses. The Hancock County Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter in Findlay for anyone affected by the Blanchard River or Eagle Creek overflowing their banks. 

Meantime, Carey residents are cleaning up after torrential downpours flooded the downtown area and turned yards into ponds. Village officials say they're brainstorming options to stop future floods from happening.


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