Misery and anxiety rise with flood waters

(FINDLAY) - Sandbags are the weapon of choice in the fight to hold back high waters from entering homes in the Findlay area.

The Hunter's Creek neighborhood was hit hard with streets looking like a lake. Jason Sawyer said he woke up to find eight inches of water in his basement on Thursday. He told 13abc that he "went to Lowe's around 7:30am and their shelves were empty." He was able to get a pump at another store but added "they were going quick."

13abc Meteorologist Ben Cathey reported that there were multiple traffic jams in Findlay as several streets were closed.

In downtown Findlay along the Blanchard River, the water continued to rise late Thursday. The water was up to the bottom of the Main Street bridge. In some cases, the water has already left its banks according to 13abc reporter Amy Montgomery.

Businesses have sandbags around doorways to try to keep water from streaming inside. The Red Cross is monitoring the situation in case they need to open an emergency shelter.