Cleaning Up After the Storm

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Several communities spent Tuesday cleaning up the damage from Monday night's rainfall.

The Pleasants County Pool in St. Marys had muddy water as a result of a mud slide that required the fire department's help to clean up.

Now, rather than saving lives, lifeguards get the task of trying to clear the water.

"There's not much we can do. We got the brooms, we got the nets, but all we can do is sweep stuff up and get stuff off the top of the water," Jamie Wise, a lifeguard, said.

Across the river near Newport, neighborhoods along County Road 25 had several jobs to get done; with everything from clearing debris from the road and yards, to pumping water out of basements.

"Unbelievable. This is the worst I've ever seen. I was born and raised here 48 years ago, so it's been a long time since I've seen something this bad," Terry Ward, a neighbor, said.

Neighbors say the water rose quickly Monday night, but also went down quickly; stopping any further damage.


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