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Bellville Assesses Flood Damage

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/10/2013Bellville residents are assessing the damage, as they wait for flood waters to recede and hope no more rain falls. The Clear Fork River overflowed during the night forcing some residents to be evacuated.   Mayor Darrell Banks says the river had dropped to about 12 feet by Wednesday morning and the water is slowly receeding.  But the weather forecast calls for more heavy rain Wednesday, and Banks says that would cause the river to overflow and the village to be flooded again.  One of the residents forced to leave her home in the middle of the night was Jean Webb of 15 Main Street. She returned Wednesday morning to find her driveway washed away. She says she's been through several floods in the 33 years she's lived in Belllville and will repair the damage from this one.  A woman was rescued from her vehicle when she got stuck in high water on State Route 97. She was stranded on the roof for quite a while, as rescuers tried to find dry roads to get to her.   The Richland County chapter of the American Red Cross plans to set up a reception center and shelter if more rain falls and more flooding occurs, but at this point no shelter has been established. And with residents reporting flooding into their homes, the Red Cross is distributing 50 to 60 clean-up kits.
   
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