Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area, until 8pm tonight.

The National Weather Service said up to 2.5 inches of rain fell overnight, with more rain expected today.


U.S. Route 250, between U.S. Route 224 and State Route 162 in southern Huron County is closed, due to high water.


Norwalk’s official rainfall measurement since Sunday:  4.86 inches.

That includes 2.6 inches between 8am Monday and 8am yesterday.


Looking south of us…

The village of Bellville, in southern Richland County is inaccessible, due to flooding. Officials said the Clear Fork-Mohican River has overflowed its banks, at Routes 13 and 97. A voluntary evacuation is in place. Also underwater in Richland County—The small village of Butler.


More rain is expected today, but we should start to dry out tomorrow.

Sunshine is in the forecast, through Monday.


The National Weather Service has classified Monday’s Seneca County tornado an EF-0 twister, with winds up to 85 miles per hour.

The small tornado touched down near the town of Kansas. It damaged two homes and a barn. No one was hurt.


A 10 percent decline in June has led American Red Cross officials to issue an emergency call for blood donations.

Blood drives are scheduled for 2-7pm tomorrow at the Plymouth Community Building, The Methodist Church in Collins between 8am-1pm Saturday and from 2-7pm next Tuesday at the Sandusky Mall.


From the Governor’s office…

He was in Willard last month, and now, he’s returning to the area. Governor John Kasich is scheduled to be in Port Clinton this afternoon, to celebrate ‘Fish Ohio Day’, and to sign House Bill 29, the Boater Freedom Bill. Kasich is calling for a summer legislative session, to expand Medicaid. No word, if it’ll actually happen.


Former Willard City Schools superintendent David Danhoff has a new job.

The current Lakota Schools super has been hired as assistant superintendent in Sandusky. He’s replacing Dennis Muratori, who’s taking over the Huron City Schools.