Port Clinton deals with another round of flooding

PORT CLINTON (WTVG) - For the third time in two weeks, some businesses in Port Clinton are cleaning up after flooding from Lake Erie and Portage River.

"This isn’t normal by any stretch," said Marc Wolfe, manager of Fisherman's Wharf. "We have uncommonly high water right now, which has a lot to do with it.”

Fisherman's Wharf, which is located on Madison Street, was closed Saturday due to the high water.

"We sandbagged not knowing what was going to happen when we woke up," Wolfe said. "About 10:30 this morning, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball and here came the water."

Wolfe said they only had minor damage with wet carpet, but were forced to close on one of their busiest weekends.

"We easily would have a hundred people on our boats today and it's just lost revenue."

Other businesses, including Great Lakes Popcorn Company, also closed. The business posted a picture to Facebook of sandbags stacked outside their front door, explaining they would be closed for part of the day.

Great Lakes Popcorn Company plans to open Easter Sunday, along with Fisherman's Wharf.

"This is our favorite time of the year to fish," Wolfe said. "We will open up and send the boats out and get fishing again."

As of Saturday night much of the flood water receded.