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Findlay vigilant as temps rise

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Rising temperatures and rain can sometimes spell disaster for places along the water.

That's why Findlay is keeping a close eye on Mother Nature.

It's a familiar sight in the Flag City, people filling up sand bags to protect homes and businesses from flood waters.

"With all the snow melting at a fast rate I'm just doing a little preventative maintenance," Findlay resident Steve Morehead said.

He's concerned about the rain and warming temperatures.  Usually his house doesn't flood, but his mother lives along Eagle Creek.

"It's been right up to the foot of her driveway," he said.  "With all this snow melting you just take all the precautions to be ahead of the game."

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says she doesn't anticipate a major flood.

Right now, the Blanchard is still pretty frozen.

Still, she and other leaders are keeping a watchful eye on the forecast.

"There could be some major basement flooding and we could see some flash flooding too Thursday night into Friday," Mihalik told 13abc.

Now she's urging residents to be prepared.

"Do what you normally do when we're looking at a minor or moderate flood, but right now we're optimistic that we're only going to get 3/4 of an inch of rain," she said.




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