TRUMBULL CO., Ohio (WKBN) – Heavy rainfall, combined with the melted snow from last week’s snowstorm, has led to the the potential for flooding across the Valley.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Eagle Creek at Phalanx Station until Thursday evening. At 1 p.m., water levels were 7.4 feet. The flood stage is 10 feet.
By late afternoon, it was predicted that the river would rise near 11.3 feet Wednesday night, making Barclay Messerly and McConnell East roads in Southington impassable.
In Bazetta, John Schuster’s entire backyard was flooded. He said this happens every time there is heavy rainfall.
“We normally just deal with it and wait for it to soak up,” he said. “I mean, there’s so much water, you really can’t do anything.”
The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office said this is the best thing to do.
“It’s just too much rain, too quick. The ground was already saturated with the snow melt, so you’re just going to have to be patient,” said Gregg Alberini, highway superintendent at the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office.
Engineers say flooding depends on where you live, and you can try to combat the issue with sand or mulch, but it is just best to wait it out.