Stories tagged with: flooding

April 10, 2015 - 5:08pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Water isn't only leaving the banks of the Muskingum River this week.

Creeks and ponds all over Southeast Ohio are overflowing as well. The pond at Green Valley Golf Course left its banks Thursday. Golf Pro Steve Galloway said it's something they deal with each year. Despite dredging the pond and creek, the water still comes pouring out.

"Unfortunately when you're dependent on mother nature like we are, every spring this happens, sometimes a little bit worse," Galloway...

April 10, 2015 - 4:59pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

April showers may bring May flowers, but severe storms brings water pouring into people's yards.

Residents on Pioneer Drive, just south of Duncan Falls on State Route 60 are feeling the hurt from days of strong rain and wind. Trees blown over and water slowly rising, surrounding houses, but not yet rushing into them. We spoke with several residents who did not wish to appear on camera, but they said it's a problem they deal with each Spring. And each year, one family busts out their...

April 10, 2015 - 3:32am
3 weeks 5 days ago

 The Sheriff's Office in Guernsey County has issued a road emergency due to flooding in the area. 

Sheriff Michael Sheriff  McCauley has placed Guernsey County under a level 2 road advisory. 

The sheriff said roadways are hazardous with severe flooding and only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways.

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April 9, 2015 - 6:54am
3 weeks 6 days ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation's traffic website is reporting some road closures in our area due to high water. 

According to State Route 669 in Morgan County is closed near McConnelsville.

There's also a road closure in Coshocton County on State Route 715. The roadway there is closed between County Road 20 and the Village of Walhonding. 

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said they've also gotten reports of high water on State Route 16 in...

March 2, 2015 - 5:15pm
9 weeks 2 days ago

A combination of warmer temperatures, heavy rain and snow cover could cause some flooding issues Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. Cold temperatures have left the ground frozen, and any rain that falls or snow that melts will quickly run off the surface. Community Disaster Educator Martha Staley told us the organization is concerned about tomorrow's weather. With that in mind...

May 12, 2014 - 4:33am
51 weeks 2 days ago

In Licking County several American Electric Power customers found themselves in the dark to start Monday. 

The company reported at one time 1,848 of its customers were without power. 

Also in Coshocton County State Route 715 remains closed at State Route 206 in both directions between mile marker 6 and 6.4 due to flooding. 

We'll keep you up to date of any changes throughout the day.




February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

February 19, 2014 - 4:32pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

With warmer temperatures, melting snow, and the forecast of rain for the weekend, the American Red Cross is warning residents to be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Homes in low lying and flood prone areas need to have an evacuation plan in place. Set a designated area where you and your family can go. Remember to pack a disaster kit with items you may need. 

"Maybe have a three day supply of water, medications, or if you can't have the medications, at least have a...

February 19, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The threat of flooding due to snow melt and possible rain is keeping Dillon Dam officials on high alert.

Dillon Project Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick says his workers are constantly checking on the water, precipitation and ground saturation levels, especially during times where flooding is a real possibility.

"We monitor the precipt. One of the things we do here, we take a daily moisture measurement of snow on the ground, we break it down to see how much moisture content that...

February 17, 2014 - 3:22pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The return to warmer temperatures later this week may sound good right now, but it could lead to flooding in some areas . The Zanesville Fire Department is asking area residents to stay alert.

Zanesville Fire Fighter, Trent Abrams says it does not take much flooding to cause serious problems.

"Six inches of water in enough to take a human being and a few feet of water can take away a vehicle. My suggestion is if you see flash flooding occurring don't drive you vehicle...

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