As temperatures warm, be aware of flooding

| January 18, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) continues to monitor rivers for ice jams and flooding potential. Moderate temperatures over the next several days will cause most of the snow to melt across the region and thinner ice (2 inches or less) could begin moving by late Saturday. Rain is in the forecast for the Sunday to Monday night period. The rain coupled with snowmelt could cause issues with the movement of thinner ice on the rivers.

Residents that live along area rivers must remain aware of the water levels and the potential dangers of ice jams. Residents must also be prepared to leave their homes with little to no warning of rising water levels. Ice jams can cause flash flooding that can quickly surround homes and vehicles. The EMA also reminds drivers to not drive through high water. Vehicles can quickly be swept away by moving water.

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