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Findlay Flooding

Flood waters at 6:30pm on 8/21, around 14 feet
Flood waters at 6:30pm on 8/21, around 14 feet
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Findlay Flooding

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2007

Findlay got hit with another round of flooding, and it was looking earlier today like it was going to be about as bad as the January flooding, cresting around 14.5 feet tomorrow morning. But as of the last half hour, the river has surged to 15.6 feet, and is now predicted to crest at 17.1 feet, which is approaching the record of 18.5 feet set in the catastrophic flood of 1913.

Here is a graph of the current and predicted flood levels for the Blanchard River. Also very useful is a map of historical floods. The dark blue is a good case (16.76), and the green is a bad case (17.43). Coffee Amici, Revolver and the library - along with much of the rest of downtown - are in between blue and green. And here are some pictures I took this evening, when the water was around 14ft. Add three feet onto that. :-/

Be very careful if you're in this area, and send many happy wishes to everyone who is.

Update, 8/22 @ 7:45am - The level's up to 17.84 feet, and it's still rising. NOAA is predicting a crest at 18.5 feet, which is tied with the 1913 flood. Things are looking very bad. :(

Northwest corner of Main St. bridge, at ~14ft The Cory Street bridge Southwest corner of Main St. bridge Flooded North Main bars The Asian grocery\ 

   Discussion: Findlay Flooding
Javs · 9 years, 3 months ago
Had flooding here in Mansfield today too, though it doesn't look like we had it as badly as you.

Hope everything turns out okay there.

(I was kind of glad for the flooding in Mansfield, because the first day of school for the year had to be postponed.)
David (anon) · 9 years, 3 months ago
Yeah... I moved to Akron earlier this year, and aside from problems in Barberton, it hasn't been bad... but I think Findlay may have gotten hit with more rain than we got here.

My mom lives between the hospital and Emory Adams park, so I'm a little concerned. :(
Kim (anon) · 9 years, 3 months ago
Best wishes to all in Findlay. I lived there durig my first two years of high school and I'm sure I know people who still live there. My heart and prayers are with you all. God bless!!!!
John R Phillips II (anon) · 9 years, 3 months ago
My Prayers go out to you all there in Findley Ohio. If you suffered any loss of Loved ones, My Sorrows to you, and Pray that you will regain what else you had lost as well because of the Flood.
God's Blessings upon you all. YOU NEED THEM!!!
With Love,
John R. Phillips, II SAG/AFTRA
AKA, "Big" John!!!
Bjam (anon) · 9 years, 3 months ago
I totally saw this on CNN. I wooed quietly to my brother and discussed with the person next to me in a swanky restaurant in NYC about the town :P

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