Stories tagged with: flooding

April 19, 2011 - 5:45pm
5 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...

March 10, 2011 - 6:34pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

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...

March 8, 2011 - 11:05pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

Dillon Dam is beginning to prepare for the rainfall that is expected to arrive by Wednesday.

The dam is working in cooperation with 15 other area projects to monitor water levels to ensure that flooding is prevented.

"We don't all want to be releasing water at the same time and so some of the projects have to release water and then when they release water to keep from flooding down stream, we will hold back," said Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick.


March 4, 2011 - 3:31pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

An excess of rain can be one of the most dangerous natural disasters, partially due to flooding. When flooding is a possibility you must have a plan.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross advises people to have an escape plan. You should pack a bag with enough food, water, clothing and medications for three days.

"If by chance you cannot get out of your house make sure that you have enough supplies in there until the water level would recede or until a rescue worker could...

February 24, 2011 - 7:30pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

With the chance for heavy rainfall in our area, crews at the Dillon Dam are beginning to prepare.

Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick said they try to anticipate for situations like this, so they can prevent potential flooding.

"To see what's happening, what's coming in and what possibilities are going to happen down stream," said Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick said there are a number of factors to consider when they plan, including ground saturation and where larger...

December 1, 2010 - 11:53am
5 years 38 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says an area roadway is closed due to flooding.

State Route 146 is closed in Guernsey County from the 4.3 to the 9.9 mile markers west of State Route 821 between Pleasant City and Cumberland.

ODOT says State Route 146 will reopen on Thursday at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The suggested detour is State Route 821 south to State Route 672 west to State Route 146.

July 9, 2010 - 3:59pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

The much needed rain turned into a mess for Zanesville City workers Friday afternoon. Officials say part of Linden Avenue, just east of the Y-bridge, flooded when a drain was clogged and all the heavy rain water could not drain. City workers told us that the one lane, under a bridge just off the Y-bridge, designed for high profile trucks was flooded out around 2:30 due to grass and mud that had accumulated in the drain. Officials say it took crews around an hour to clear out the drain and...

June 15, 2010 - 5:07pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

From Arkansas to Oklahoma, flooding has recently devastated numerous areas around the country, and it could happen here. Tonight we have some important tips that could save your life.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says it takes no time for water to rise to dangerous levels. If you live in a flood-prone area, the key is being prepared and having a plan.

"You need to be prepared to leave very quickly because flash floods can happen within minutes so you should have...

June 15, 2010 - 5:16am
6 years 10 weeks ago

All the heavy rain that came down Monday night is causing traffic problems this morning.

State Route 60 North and State Route 715 both in Coshocton County are closed due to flooding.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

June 9, 2010 - 6:46pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

The Army Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on Dillon Lake and the downstream into the Muskingum River.

The area has received four inches of rain over the past several days.

"We monitored McConnelsville particularly from Saturday all the way through Saturday night and up until Sunday morning-in the event that it might take a pretty significant rise. We were going to immediately shut down," says project manager, Cliff Kilpatrick.

Shutting down would mean...

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