UPDATE – The response has been scaled back and river levels are being watched.
MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Meigs County has officially activated emergency response protocols as flooding becomes an issue across the county.
The Robert E. Byer Emergency Operations Center has been activated in Meigs County as the county gets ready for their second round of flooding in the last seven days. At 11 a.m. the river gauge in Racine, Ohio is at 39.12 feet with a flood stage of 41.2. In Pomeroy it was 42.1, with a stage of flood stage of 46.1.
The river is expected to crest Monday night or Tuesday morning at Racine at 48.2 and 51.8 in Pomeroy.
An evacuation center has been set up at the Meigs County Council of Aging at 112 East Memorial Drive in Pomeroy for anyone whose house is impacted by the flooding. Anyone who needs assistance in transportation to the center is to call 740-992-4726.
Anyone that would like to send donations of money can send or drop checks off to the Meigs County Auditors Office, 100 East Second Street, Pomeroy Ohio, 45769. Please write flood donation in the memo line of the check.
For information on how to donate cleaning supplies call 740-992-4732.