Stories tagged with: flooding

July 10, 2013 - 5:15pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Crooksville Fire Department knocked on every door at Village Green Apartments Tuesday morning and told everyone to evacuate immediately. When residents arrived back home Wednesday morning, the water had receded but there homes were destroyed. Angela Wayne, a resident at the apartment complex, has salvaged what she could, which is only a couple bags of clothes.

"Yesterday me and my daughter got woke up and we had literally 15 minutes to get stuff put up," said Wayne....

July 9, 2013 - 5:01am
1 year 7 weeks ago

***Updated 9:15 a.m. ***


High Water is causing problems for some of those in our region Tuesday morning due to flooding in Perry County.

In Perry County the sheriff's office said there are high water reports everywhere from Crooksville south to Corning. Those include:

State Route 93 from Buzzards Glory to the Midway Speedway

Tatmans Road

State Route 155 in both directions at State Route 13


July 1, 2013 - 3:09pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Sporadic and scattered storms over the past week, have dropped several inches of rain, which can be a good and bad thing.

For 2013, Zanesville has been a few inches under in precipitation totals and these recent storms have brought us closer to the yearly average. But too much rain, too fast, can lead to flooding.

"One of the problems that occurs with these sporadic or infrequent storms, that come and go, is the low lying areas, where they are along creek banks where you can...

March 15, 2012 - 5:19pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

A storm dumped heavy rain and hail on Licking County early Thursday morning causing schools to close, roads to become flooded and evacuations.

In Hebron, some areas received over four inches of water. Hebron resident Tina Glaser said for her, the storm itself was worse than the flooding it caused.

"I was actually terrified. The lightning strikes were huge from ground, sky to ground. And my husband had to sit in his truck for half an hour before he could get out to come in...

March 15, 2012 - 10:25am
2 years 23 weeks ago

There is some major flooding in Licking County Thursday.  A mobile home park in Hebron and another in Newark were evacuated and a school district has closed two schools because of flooding.  Lakewood Local Schools in Licking County closed Hebron Elementary school and Jackson Intermediate School.  A District spokeswoman says classes were cancelled because busses were having difficulty getting to students through high water on roads.  The National Weather Service...

January 27, 2012 - 4:44pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The constant rainfall in our area is finally takings it toll. High water closed a number of roads Friday and have Dillon Dam officials on alert.

Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick said grounds are currently saturated from a mixture of rain, snow and ice causing a concern for flooding.

"So this time of year we draw the lake down to winter pool elevation, about 3-feet lower then summer pool, to compensate for the run-off," said Kilpatrick.

Areas both north and south...

April 25, 2011 - 5:52pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Officials at the Dillon Dam said they have been closely monitoring the water levels from the recent rainfall and have not seen any major issues.  

Project Manager Cliff Kilpatrick said this weekend they had to shut down the dam to minimal flow to alleviate any flooding in the McConnelsville area. He said the levels have dropped much quicker than expected.

"The other side of that coin is the lake shot up and is presently 18 and a half feet above normal pool, when...

April 22, 2011 - 6:01pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Rain contines to fall throughout our area and that means there is a chance for flooding.

According to Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass, southeast Ohio could see some potentially heavy rain this weekend. Marlene Henderson with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says one of the biggest things residents should not do if roads begin to flood is drive through them.

"You just never know if there's a swift current with that and so many people have lost their...

April 19, 2011 - 5:57pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Flooding can pose serious dangers and the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is offering a few tips to ensure area residents are prepared.

Director of Health and Safety Julie Davis said if you live in an area where there could be potential flooding, it's important to know what to expect so you can plan ahead.  

"Have something ready where you can just grab it and get out, your medications, suitcase with clothing with it in case you have to stay somewhere and can't get back...

April 19, 2011 - 5:45pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

It's been a stormy and rainy day in southeastern Ohio with some flood warnings in effect and the saturated ground is leaving Dillon Dam officials on high alert.

Project Manager Cliff Kilpatrick said they are constantly monitoring the water levels above and below the dam to ensure that flooding does not occur. Dillon Dam is one of 16 projects along the Muskingum River.

"We all work together and we are all watching what the other one is doing to make sure that one is not doing...

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