The Perry County Emergency Management Agency says some residents in Perry County woke up to serious flooding Tuesday morning. E-M-A Director Rita Spicer says there was between 3 and 4 feet on water in both Corning and Crooksville. Spicer says the water has receded in Corning but it still a problem in Crooksville. So far around 100 residents have been evacuated from Village Green Apartments, Fra-mor Trailer Court and China Street in Crooksville. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at Crooksville High School for residents displaced by the water. There have been no injuries reported. Spicer says clean-up is underway in Corning, but crews are still checking on the safety of residents in Crooksville. More rain is expected in the next couple of days so residents are being advised to remain on alert.
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
State Route 155 in both directions at State Route 13
State Route 37 at Mile Marker 15 in both directions
State Route 669 at the Perry/Morgan County line closed in both directions
State Route 13 at 6 Mile turn
The area of Rose Farm is also reportedly experiencing high water
It’s advised to not drive through high water. One foot of high water is enough to float a vehicle.
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