JUST IN: Erie County EMA prepares for flooding problems this afternoon, evening

ERIE COUNTY The director of Erie County Emergency Management Agency expects flooding to be a
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

ERIE COUNTY

The director of Erie County Emergency Management Agency expects flooding to be a problem later this afternoon and evening.  Check the Register's weather station for up-to-the-minute rainfall amounts.

"We haven't heard a lot from county engineers yet, but there are a few problem areas," Director Bill Walker said.

Those areas include areas of Groton Township and Bellevue.

Walker spent the morning monitoring various county tributaries and rivers and said for now each is holding the rainfall.

But, he said, Mills and Pipe creeks are both flowing briskly and rising.

Perkins Fire Department is keeping an eye on Pipe Creek from the Bell Avenue area where flooding occurred last June.

"It's an awful lot of water and it's not going to stop any time soon," Walker said. "It's not going to get any better."

Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency officials said flooding was not a problem as of 11 a.m.

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