River High… Rain Could Cause Flooding

by Leah Kirstein on March 10, 2011 at 6:10 am

With all of the rain we have had there is a greater risk for flooding and some areas are already affected.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says areas prone to flooding will likely have more problems.

"There are some areas where mobile home parks are close to some high water situations and yes the water will get up in there and cause a lot more damage because they are built differently than a regular home," said Julie Davis, Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

If you suffer a power outage, be careful, water and electricity do not mix.

"Most people’s electric panels are in the basement so you want to be careful. Don’t be going down in the basement if there is water down there cause again something could be charged and you could step into that water and get electrocuted," said Davis.

One more tip is if you use alternative heat when your power is out keep it 3 feet away from everything so it does not catch fire.