City addresses flooding concerns

The City of Findlay is bracing for impact while the University says campus should be just fine.

The city handed out sand bags to residents concerned about keeping flooding at a minimum after it issued a concern about significant risk of flash flooding starting May 4 into May 5, according to the city’s website.

The site says that officials anticipate the Blanchard River level to reach 15 feet or more. Maps showing the inundation levels from 12 to 14.5 feet can be found on the site at

Joy Brown, University media relations coordinator, says the campus area should be ok and this weekend’s graduation ceremony is a “go”.

“The University does not anticipate the weather to adversely impact campus and graduation activities. Commencement events are still scheduled for Saturday.” Joy Brown, University Media Relations.

The city warns that people living in areas prone to flash flooding be prepared by checking the sump pump and elevating items in the basement.

The city says it will continue to update the public as conditions develop. You can also follow the city on Twitter at @CityOfFindlay and Facebook @CityOfFindlayOhio.

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