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Ohio flood watches continue, Columbiana officials put Red Cross on standby
Tuscarawas and Carroll counties report no significant flooding
Story by GRACE MURRAY


 
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More than two weeks of rain continues with a number of Ohio’s counties under flash flood watches.

The National Weather Service has placed Tuscarawas, Columbiana and Carroll counties under the watch as 2.5 inches of rain fell overnight.

Columbiana County’s Emergency Management Director Luke Newbold says the Red Cross has been put on standby while residents and officials wait to see if the rain will let up.

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“Down in the East Liverpool area, there’s some flooding," Newbold says. "They requested sandbags, so right now we deployed out the Highland Township Fire Department, and they’re going out to provide and help. As of right now, they don’t need anything else. All officials have been notified, and we’re just standing by to see if they need anything else.”

Newbold says no injuries have been reported, and the water level is beginning to stabilize.

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