Flooding at daylight on Main Street in Pomeroy, Ohio Feb. 18, 2018. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The Meigs County Emergency Management Agency is currently working with multiple agencies to prepare for a second round of expected Ohio River flooding which will occur over the weekend.

At the current time the National Weather Service is predicting the Ohio River will reach minor flood stage on Saturday February 24th and continue to rise until cresting sometime between Monday, February 26, 2018 and Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The current estimated crest at the Belleville Locks and Dams is 46 feet, Racine Locks and Dams is 50.5 feet and Pomeroy at 54.1 feet. Anyone in low areas should begin preparations to protect their property for the impending flood activity which will strike our county

To monitor the river levels at Racine Locks, Bellville Locks and Pomeroy you can go to http://water.weather.gov/ahps/ and select the location you would like to monitor.

Remember as waters rise DO NOT DRIVE through high water areas.