Warm weather may lead to flooding in Mahoning, Trumbull counties

The Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the warming weather and any potential flooding that may come with it

After Tuesday's snowstorm, several inches of snow were left on Lyden Avenue.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Heavy snowfall recorded at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport on Tuesday and rapidly rising temperatures could spell trouble for the area.

Linda Bell, director of the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency, said she is keeping a close eye on the weather and any potential flooding that may come with it.

“We keep our eyes on that and in Leavittsburg, those are the two areas we usually look into for something happening,” she said.

Bell said there have been reports of flooding in West Farmington from the Grand River. With relatively flat terrain in that part of the county, river flooding is pretty common.

“It’s funny, because major flooding to us is totally different to them. They handle it pretty well up there,” she said. “But there were times when the water was up. Girdle Road was one of the problem areas that sticks out in my mind as having problems in the past.”

Bell said there are ways to help prevent the waters from rising even more, if they do so.

“If you have a sewer drain, or drain in front of your home, or a ditch, with the trees that did come down, the limbs that came down with the winds that we had, it would be best to have that cleared out. So, when it does melt, it has a free flow into the drain and not being blocked up, causing more flooding.”

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