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No residual problems from recent rains

Chris Dunham

December 10, 2012

Frank Lewis


PDT Staff Writer


While the area tries to dry out today from a long weekend of rain, Kim Carver, Director of the Scioto County Emergency Management Agency, says winter weather is just around the corner.


“They actually are looking for conditions to turn a little bit more harsh toward the end of December and into the month of January,” Carver said. “I don’t want people to be thinking that perhaps we’re not going to have a winter this year. Winter will make itself known here as we exit 2012 into 2013, but it seems like we got a little break on the winter here that started December first, into the early part of the holidays. So we should take whatever gifts we can get from mother nature.”


Carver said she estimates that 2 1/2 to 3 inches of rain fell since Friday, but that the spacing of the rain has kept flooding issues from occurring.


“We have not had any flooding issues come up,” Carver said. “I know they were concerned on the head end of this that there might be some possible minor flooding issues with the streams and creeks, but that hasn’t transpired.


“The upside of all of this is that, if this had been a snow event, we would have been far worse,” Carver said. “So it was a chance to get some Christmas shopping done and not have to face driving in slippery conditions.”


The National Weather Service says it will be mostly sunny today, with a high near 41; mostly clear tonight, with a low around 25, and again, sunny on Wednesday, with a high of 47.


Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com