Racine flash floods due to storm cell


By Dean Wright - deanwright@civitasmedia.com



Heavy rains Monday created flash flooding in some parts of the Racine community in Meigs County. An unofficial report put rainfall totals at seven inches in many areas. This photo shows the intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at state routes 124 and 338.


Creeks along Oak Grove Road in Meigs County threated to overflow their banks after heavy rains on Monday evening.


RACINE — Racine recently flooded due to a storm cell which traveled over Meigs County Monday evening, dumping what has been reported as around 5 1/2 of water.

The torrent caused local culvert plugs, closed bridges and created road damage.

According to officials from the Meigs County Highway Department, Letart and Sutton townships suffered an average of around 5 1/2 inches of rain, but some smaller areas may have potentially been drenched with 6 to 7 inches due to intense precipitation.

Meigs County Engineer Gene Triplett reports the Meigs County Highway Department is out in the county working to rectify any problems with roadways as quickly as possible. Culverts were plugged causing various degrees of flooding in the area. Some roads suffered minor splits and culvert washouts. Tanners Run Road’s bridge has been temporarily closed due to more severe damage to the area. Triplett said he anticipates the bridge to be in full repair within a few days.

“Racine had a really odd storm cell,” Triplett said. “It may have seen up to 7 inches of rain in a few hours. It may have been very localized.”

According to a Racine village official, no injuries or damages were reported

Dean Wright can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2103.

Heavy rains Monday created flash flooding in some parts of the Racine community in Meigs County. An unofficial report put rainfall totals at seven inches in many areas. This photo shows the intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at state routes 124 and 338.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_1-IMG_2881-001.jpgHeavy rains Monday created flash flooding in some parts of the Racine community in Meigs County. An unofficial report put rainfall totals at seven inches in many areas. This photo shows the intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at state routes 124 and 338.

Creeks along Oak Grove Road in Meigs County threated to overflow their banks after heavy rains on Monday evening.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_IMG_7193.jpgCreeks along Oak Grove Road in Meigs County threated to overflow their banks after heavy rains on Monday evening.

By Dean Wright

deanwright@civitasmedia.com

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