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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
snow, now rain could be causing problems for folks in Hancock County. They're
preparing for possible flooding this weekend.
piles of snow, combined with the coming rain and spring-like temperatures this
weekend are cause for concern in Findlay.
going to be some warming temps, so the rain is going to melt the snow and the
ground is still frozen, so it can't really seep in ," said Todd James,
executive director of the Hancock County Red Cross. "There is a potential there
that we could see some flooding in the area."
is no stranger to flooding. James says he's more worried during the winter
months when it comes to high waters due to snowfall and a potential for an
big flood we had, of course, was August of 2007, in the summer," he said. "But
if you look back at February of 2008, March of 2009, February and March of 2010
– these are the conditions when we see significant flooding."
and the Red Cross are keeping an eye on the forecast and hoping they don't have
to open a shelter so close to the holiday, but they will if need be. In the
mean time, James wants residents to prepare now, before it's too late.
sure that we've got a plan, that our family kit is put together, that we know what
our sources of information are, because disasters happen without a moment's
notice in many cases, so we've got to be ready before they happen," he said.