One driver drove his Jeep into the flood waters in the 300 block of East Kemper Road and the occupants had to swim to safety. The automobile remained almost completely submerged overnight and the driver was cited by the Loveland Police because he ignored “Road Closed” signs.

One driver drove his Jeep into the flood waters in the 300 block of East Kemper Road and the occupants had to swim to safety. The automobile remained almost completely submerged overnight and the driver was cited by the Loveland Police because he ignored “Road Closed” signs.

KASICH ISSUES EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO SUPPORT 17 COUNTIES IMPACTED BY FLOODING ALONG OHIO RIVER

Loveland, OhioBy 7:30 AM the Little Miami River had already crested overnight and begun falling by about 2 feet. Minor flooding was observed in low-lying areas. Cones Road, East Kemper Road, and Karl Brown/East Broadway roads remain closed to traffic.



These photos were taken between 7:30 and 8:30 AM Sunday morning. 

KASICH ISSUES EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO SUPPORT 17 COUNTIES IMPACTED BY FLOODING ALONG OHIO RIVER 

Declaration Includes Activating National Guard; With Worsening Conditions Ahead, Additional Counties Will Be Added to Emergency Declaration as Needed 

COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich issued an emergency declaration for 17 counties along the Ohio River and in southern Ohio due to dangerous conditions resulting from severe storms and heavy rain.  An emergency declaration allows the governor to use state resources, including activating the National Guard, to help local officials keep Ohioans safe.

Impacted counties include Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Meigs, Muskingum, Scioto and Washington.

“Ohioans do a good job of looking out for each other and we’re doing it again now also.  Teams at the local level are hard at work and state teams have been coordinating with them and supporting them over the past week.  As the weather and flooding is expected to get worse we’re staying ahead of things by taking our readiness up to the next level and declaring an emergency where we expect the worst conditions.  We’ll quickly add to those areas as it’s needed.  I urge people to stay safe by staying informed, not taking any chances and checking in on your neighbors, especially seniors and families with young kids.  Call your local city, county or Red Cross if there’s anyone who needs help. We’ll get through this as we always do, by working together,” said Kasich.

A copy of Kasich’s declaration is available HERE.

So far, Ohio storm and flood preparation efforts include deploying National Guard troops in response to local requests to help install floodgates along floodwalls. Other efforts include: 

  • Providing water pumps to Scioto and Lawrence counties
  • Holding coordination calls with National Weather Service and state and local response partners
  • Installing flood gates in the City of Portsmouth
  • Providing situation awareness reports to federal, state and local partners
  • Delivering sandbags to Athens County
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