Staying Ahead of the Storm

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

No damages have been reported as another flash flood watch wraps up Wednesday evening, but authorities say with more high water problems this summer than usual, it's something they're always prepared for.

With everything from water covered roads to cleaning up mud slides and debris, this year's summer storms are wreaking havoc all over the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Any time the National Weather Service issues an advisory for the area, first responders like the Washington County Sheriff's Office put a plan into action.

"We have benchmarks and several locations throughout the county that over the years we've compiled that we're aware are prone to flooding. And so, what we try to do is monitor those areas closely along with any other possible areas," Major Jon Coppernoll said.

Coppernoll also says when high water is possible, patrol officers are sent out to keep an eye on the roads.


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