March 2, 2015

Flash Flooding may occur as snow melts; take precautions

Flash flooding can occur with little to no warning.

Flash flooding can occur with little to no warning.

BATAVIA, Ohio (March 2, 2015) — With the warmer temperatures melting the existing snow and the potential for rain and snow mid-week inย  Clermont County, area residents may see flooding in areas not normally affected by high water due to blockages in drainage systems.

Clermont County residents are urged to take the following precautions:

Flooding causes more deaths per year than any other severe weather-related hazard. The majority of flood-related deaths are caused when vehicles are driven into high water or pedestrians walk into or near floodwaters. As little as 6 inches of water can knock over an adult and a mere 18 inches of water can carry a vehicle downstream.

For additional flood preparedness tips, visit:ย  www.ready.gov/floods.
(Photo: Road is closed by flooding of Ninemile Creek in Pierce Township.)

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