Hocking River rages as water levels rise

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Raging Hocking River

LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH)—Two days of heavy rain in southeastern Ohio totaling up to 2.5 inches pushed the Hocking River at Enterprise more than a foot above flood stage, and it will rise a little higher as rain continues to pelt down on the rural region.

Water covers the fields, and some roads were closed due to impassable conditions.

“Hopefully some of the water is going to move out, if we do get that additional inch of rain,” said Logan Fire Chief Brian Robertson.

Cesalie Gustafson, Hocking County EMA Director, commented on the importance of the river gage at Enterprise when it comes flood warnings.

“The value of this gaging station on the Hocking Rover is so we know how high it’s going to end up coming up,” she said.

Chief Robertson has been monitoring creeks feeding into the river, but said water levels were not threatening any homes.

Brenna Brooks, a Logan resident, added, “Some people just stay home, wait it out and see how it goes.”

The hills and valleys in southeastern Ohio are prone to flooding, especially in the late winter and springtime.

Flood warnings have been extended for southern Ohio creeks and rivers into the weekend.

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