Rising waters bring warnings to residents, pay attention to flooded roads

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With all the rain Wednesday and more expected Thursday, local emergency directors are reminding residents to pay attention to rising water.

Experts will be keeping an eye on areas that typically see high water whenever heavy rains hit.

They suggest residents, especially those who live in those places, to be watching for water to pond and flood roadways.

“If you’re driving, if there are some flooded roads, the saying is ‘turn around, don’t drown.’ So don’t drive through any flooded roads. It doesn’ take an inch of water, moving water, to move a car,” said Dennis O’Hara, of Mahoning County Emergency Management. 

At this point, Mercer and Lawrence counties are under a flood watch.

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