Meigs Co. EMA to collect & distribute flood cleanup supplies to homes, businesses

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POMEROY, Ohio (WTAP) - Meigs County officials gave an update Monday afternoon on local river levels and cleanup help for businesses and homes affected by flooding.

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The Meigs Co. Emergency Management Agency says as of Monday morning, the Ohio River has crested 50.4 feet in Pomeroy and is receding at a slow rate.

The EMA, American Red Cross and Pomeroy Merchants Association will set up a donation receiving and distribution station at the corner of Court St. and 2nd St. in Pomeroy, on Monday from 2:00 P.M. to an unspecified time.

The groups will be collecting mops, push brooms, garden hoses, buckets, trash bags, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, sponges, bleach pine sol (similar products) and dust masks, which will be distributed to local businesses and residents who need help cleaning up flood damage.

The distribution station will reopen at 9 A.M. on Tuesday to accept donations and distribute items:

Any resident or business who has experienced flood damage to their property is asked to call the Meigs County Emergency Management Agency at 740-992-4541.

If you do not speak with an EMA representative, please leave a message and you will be connected as quickly as possible.

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