Sandusky River in Tiffin receded Thursday, but more rain is in National Weather Service's forecast.
The river, which remained under a flood warning Thursday night, was at 8.59 feet at 9:45 p.m. It was at 10.99 feet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service.
Today's forecast for Tiffin includes rain and possibly a thunderstorm. National Weather Service predicts rain and snow Saturday and a chance of snow Sunday.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Water flows under Perry Street’s bridge around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. The water level was 9.29 feet at that time, according to National Weather Service.
Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said people living in flood-prone areas need to watch the forecast closely. If the area gets more rain than expected, the river is going to be higher, which could mean flooding again, he said.
He said he will know more and see the forecast today.
"The closer we get, the more accurate information we'll probably have," he said.
On the Web:
National Weather Service:
Sen. Sherrod Brown:
Stahl said officials in his office, with assistance from Seneca County's Community Emergency Response Team, plan to do damage assessment today in the areas affected by river flooding. Damage assessments for properties impacted by stream flooding have been done, he said.
Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, sent a letter to Gov. John Kasich, offering to help him secure federal flood recovery resources.
The governor must file a request for a federal major disaster declaration to help flood-affected counties in Ohio in order for many flood recovery resources to become available, according to Brown's website.
"It is my understanding that there have been severe storms, high winds, and flooding in more than a dozen counties including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Auglaize, Ashland, Richland, Morrow, Hancock, and Lorain," the letter states.
"Roads are underwater, homes are flooded, and communities are faced with daunting clean-up efforts. Counties that have already or soon will declare disasters need the flexibility to recover from this most recent flooding, which can be best provided under a federal major disaster declaration. I urge you to move forward on this request immediately and offer my full support and assistance."