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Flood Warnings in Effect Along Ohio River in West Virginia

Flood Warnings in Effect Along Ohio River in West Virginia Flood Warnings in Effect Along Ohio River in West Virginia
Kristine Garrett | 20 February, 2018, 17:23

Floodwaters are continuing to recede, but the possibility for more rain and flooding throughout the week remains.

With more rain in store for the weekend, river levels could continue to rise through early next week.

For example, on Friday, Feb. 16, Kistner the Ohio River in Huntington was at 36.5 feet, roughly 17 feet lower than it was on Monday. "If anyone needs help moving property please call Bracken County Dispatch 735-2700 and APD officers will try to come help".

At stages near 55 feet, widespread backwater flooding can be expected and roads near the river become flooded, especially on the OH side of the river, according to NWS.

Moderate flooding is in the forecast as the Ohio River rises above flood stage. Portions of USA 52 and OH 221 in Brown County flood, as well as secondary roads along Eagle Creek and Straight Creek, the NWS posted.

The river is expected to crest just above 56 feet early Wednesday and not fall below flood stage until Friday night. Backwater and lowland flooding can be expected along the river. Flood stage is 39 feet.

Patterson Field in the West End of the city also took on water throughout the day Saturday. At 17 feet, residential flooding occurs in Leo-Cedarville. At 15.5 feet significant flooding occurs in southwest Whitley County and northeast Wabash County along the river.

All three cities are protected by flood walls.

"The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday morning", the weather service said in its flood warning issued for the area. Backwater flooding into creeks and streams can also be expected.

The food stage is measured by a gauge near the bank of the river on the Florence side near the Port of Florence.

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