County under flood warning

Don't put your life in jeopardy. That's the plea Huron County Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Ommert is issuing to residents, with the Huron River poised to reach a flood stage of 20-feet mid to late afternoon or this evening. At some point today, flooding could result in Clarksfield and low lying areas of Huron County, so residents should be on alert, Ommert said.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

Don't put your life in jeopardy.

That's the plea Huron County Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Ommert is issuing to residents, with the Huron River poised to reach a flood stage of 20-feet mid to late afternoon or this evening. At some point today, flooding could result in Clarksfield and low lying areas of Huron County, so residents should be on alert, Ommert said.

He added if water comes out of the banks, it can come into people's homes. If it does, residents would have to evacuate. Therefore, people should watch the river for ice jams, Ommert said. An ice jam occurs when ice breaks up in a body of water, forming a dam.

Ommert also urged residents to be careful when driving.

"For God's sakes, do not drive through standing water if you can't see the road," he said. "People are betting their life the road is still there. It's too much of a bet."