Some Ohioans Urged to Evacuate Over Grand River Flood Threat

February 12, 2009

Authorities have advised residents to evacuate 95 homes east of Cleveland because of the potential for flooding along the Grand River.

Fairport Harbor Fire Chief Jeff Hogya says the evacuation alert that went out Tuesday night is not mandatory. Residents seeking shelter were told to go to the village hall.

Hogya says some backyards have been flooded because of ice jams on the river pushing the water over the banks. He says a U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker was expected to go to work on the river on Wednesday.

A Lake County Sheriff’s dispatcher says there has been no serious flooding.

A National Weather Service flood watch says the potential for an inch of rain or more by Thursday morning stands to worsen the threat of high water in the area.

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