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Richland Co. EMA Monitoring Rivers For Possible Flooding

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 2/20/2014

We will have what the National Weather Service describes as a "rapid snow melt" Thursday, as the temperature reaches 50 and heavy rain falls.

Richland County Emergency Management Director Mike Bailey says there is a threat of flooding, especially Thursday night, as the Weather Service expects 90 percent of the snow to melt.

Bailey says that would be the equivalent of four-inches of rain, on top of the rain itself. So, the flood-prone Clear Fork and Black Fork rivers are being closely monitored with cameras that send lives pictures to the EMA office.

If you live in a low-lying area, have a plan for a place to go if you must leave your home. Also, never drive through a flooded road. If necessary, the Red Cross is likely to open shelters.

 

   
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