Prima Marina to reopen Tuesday after river flooding

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The Prima Marina near Riverfront Park was the hardest hit area of Moundsville following the weekend’s river flooding, but Manager Matt Coffland says it could have been a lot worse. 

The Prima Marina lost some barrels off of the docks and saw some water on the main floor. 

Coffland says the rising river water did just enough to make a mess.

“We were very fortunate to end up where we were. No damage, just clean-up. We usually shut down for a week to clean anyway every year, so we got our spring cleaning done early,” said Coffland. 

Coffland and city officials are thankful that the Ohio River crested at 40.7 ft as opposed to the predicted 41.5 ft.

Coffland says a few more inches of water could have really done some damage to the restaurant. 

Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart says a few more inches could have done a lot of damage across the city. 

“Staying under 41 feet in Moundsville actually kept from any damage to any of the businesses, but also to some residential areas as well. 42 feet, we could have started seeing some problems,” said Hart. 

Clean-up efforts are minimal in Marshall County, and all roads are reopened. 

Coffland says the Prima Marina will be back open for lunch Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.. 

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