People in Port Clinton making the most of a gloomy weekend

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WTVG) - Both Ottawa and Lucas County have been under a coastal flood warning this weekend. The warning ends 4 a.m. Monday.

It's been gloomy, rainy, and windy near Lake Erie all weekend long.

Folks in Port Clinton 13abc talked with Sunday have a good attitude about the bad weather.

Out of towners like Larry Roseberry planned a family trip to Port Clinton months ago, so he's making the most of it.

"We've never been up here before and from what I understand it doesn't always look like this. So, maybe we are lucky we did come this weekend. Anybody can come during the summer and see it calm and smooth, right?," said Roseberry who lives in Springfield, Ohio.

Russell Spangler says he's a true fisherman. He traveled from Junction City, Ohio with his two boys hoping for a big catch in the rough waters.

"Mostly the boys wanted to come see this lake because they've never seen it before. So, we decided to make it a Sunday trip," said Spangler.

The locals are used to this weather. Some chose to spend the day golfing.

Gary Ohm is a Port Clinton native. He says he lives up high enough to never experience any flood damage.

"It does [concern me] for the businesses and tourists that come up here and want to enjoy the area because you can't enjoy it on a day like this," said Ohm.

Sunday both the Jet Express and Miller Ferry cancelled trips to Put-In-Bay. People like Gary Ohm enjoy coming near the docks anyway to watch the intense waves crash into shore.

"It's an interesting phenomena to watch. I enjoy it," said Ohm.

Dispatchers in Ottawa County say there have been no reports of flooded streets. In Toledo, a city spokesman says since last night the city has received two calls of water in basements and three calls of standing water in streets.

If you have a flooding problem, call Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020.