Findlay, bracing for flooding, begins...

Findlay, bracing for flooding, begins filling sandbags | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 6 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 27, 2011, titled Findlay, bracing for flooding, begins filling sandbags | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Officials here have started filling sandbags in case melting snow and rain in the forecast causes flooding on a river that has repeatedly spilled over its banks its recent years.

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Curious George

Chillicothe, OH

#1 Feb 27, 2011
I'm sorry, if I lived in an area that flooded EVERY year, I would move. Either find a way to conrol the flooding or move teh town to higher ground.
South Linden resident

Grove City, OH

#2 Feb 27, 2011
I lived there at the time of the '07 flooding. It was not a normal or regular flood by any means, most people were unaware of the flooding possibilities or environmental/developmental factors regarding flooding before it happened, and it was only in downtown areas. But I do agree completely with your sentiment. Natures beats man every time.

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Feb 27, 2011
it didn't use to flood like this. would someone please look upstream and see what's changed. go ahead and look downstream too. something has changed in the past ten years to cause this.
craig s

Xenia, OH

#4 Feb 27, 2011
What's changed is that there are more beavers at work. Lord knows it's not us unemployed!
Just Listening

United States

#5 Feb 27, 2011
What happened to last years sandbags? They should have saved them. Another bailout of sorts. Keep spending and we will all feel sorry for you morons.
what has changed since la


#6 Mar 1, 2011
although, was considered a 100 yr flood, what has the city of Findlay done in the several yrs. since the last big flood except spend alot of money on studies?? What have they done to solve, or at the very least, help minimize the damage? doesnt appear to be anything, except perhaps think in the back of their minds, will be another 100 yrs before another big flood while they spend all this $ on studies and 'talking about it'

There were building permits issued in flood plains, south edge of Findlay where the apt's. are, there are new houses. It leaves 1 to wonder why the officials of Findlay ever allowed those permits to be issues, except for the fact, those households would be paying property taxes, and the residents of those homes paying taxes on the money they earn in Hancock county, and on top of that, those households pay sales tax on the purchases they make from that money they earn in Hancock County. Appears obvious why it was more important to allow permits, more money for the city officials to scratch their heads while they do studies, but little else.

On a brighter note, with any lucky, this flood will be enough to get the building on the north side of the bridge condemned. Where the bars are that IMO do nothing more than breed alot of the crime in Findlay. The entire area is foul and nasty.

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