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Ottawa flooding on the rise; Findlay receding

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A viewer See It, Snap It, Send It photo shows flooding in Findlay Tuesday. A viewer See It, Snap It, Send It photo shows flooding in Findlay Tuesday.

(WTOL) - The water from the Blanchard River is receding in Findlay, but it's actually rising in the Village of Ottawa.

Ottawa

In Ottawa, residents are already battling flooded streets and basements. Some were seen canoeing down Main Street along with personal belongings floating by.

People in the middle of the flooding say they're short on sleep. "One or two hours a night, rest a little bit and then get up and see how the pumps are running. That's continuous until this starts to go down," said one resident.

Flood victims say this is happening way too often and they want some answers.

Police kept a close watch on closed streets to keep people away from additional dangerous situations.

Findlay

Life is starting to get back to normal in flood-ravaged Findlay.

City leaders say it's highest point was one foot lower than they expected, but it still comes in as the fifth-largest flood in the city's history.

Two hundred residents had to be evacuated and up to 300 homes took in water.

The Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross has started outreach services by sending mobile units to distribute free meals and clean-up kits.

The Red Cross Wyandot office is also helping out by setting up a distribution center at the Carey Fire Department. Free clean-up kits can be picked up Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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