Area groups are organizing donations and kit giveaways to help businesses and individuals impacted by flooding. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

POMEROY, Ohio – As flood waters were beginning to cover Main Street, groups were already thinking about assisting Pomeroy Merchants with clean up.

Carmel-Sutton United Methodist Church is collecting bleach, buckets, rags, mops, and rubber gloves to help businesses impacted by flooding in Pomeroy. Items may be brought for Sunday services or New 2 U Thrift Store.

The Pomeroy Police Department is also collecting items for businesses to assist in clean up. The PPD is collecting bleach, rubber gloves, paper towels and related items to help businesses when the flood waters begin to recede. Items may be dropped off at the Police Station.

The Meigs Cooperative Parish has free flood kits available. The kits will be distributed from 2-4 p.m. at the Pomeroy Post Office parking lot. They are available to anyone impacted by the flood, business or individual. Kits will also be available through the week Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meigs Cooperative Parish.

In Pomeroy, the current projected crest from the National Weather Service for the Ohio River will be the evening of Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 49.1 feet. The river will fall below flood stage before midnight Feb. 19.