River crests in Marshall County


The highest crest on the Ohio River is in Moundsville at 40.4 feet (at 7 p.m. on Saturday) is still projected to rise over a foot Saturday night.

Bette Parker says she remembers the flood that damaged her house in 2004. Saturday, she’s overwhelmed to watch it happen again.

“We’ve got friends down here, the kids’ great grandma lives down here,” Bette said.

Their great grandma lives on Diamond Street, and was still inside her house as the waters are rising.
Bette doesn’t live in this neighborhood anymore, but this time she’s prepared.

“Behind my trailer down here, but I don’t think it will get into it this time because they had us raise mine up 5 blocks before.”

Ron Stollar says he drove right over this bridge last night at the Marshall Hunting and Fishing Club. Saturday, the club is underwater, “It’s a mess because we actually just got cleaned up from the last one, dredged the parking lot and cleaned the buildings out, I mean we did that last week.”

The river not even at it’s highest crest yet will stay at the highest point for 11-12 hours. Something Marshall County EMA Director Tom Hart says could cause some issues for residents, “It’s going to be a lot of nuisance just with basement flooding, yard flooding, and that, businesses may see some flooding and that.”

Hart says Marshall County residents will see back flooding in the grave creeks and streams.
North Benwood has high water near Boggs Run, several campgrounds off 12th Street under water, water you should not get close to. 

“It’s dirty it’s contaminated, just avoid it at this point, it’s not safe,” said Hart

“I’ve seen somebody walk in water out here, out 12th street, please don’t do that don’t get in the water don’t drive in the water,” said Bette.

Bette’s grandkids have never seen a river flood like this, and tell me they’re a little scared, and even sad as they wait to help their great grandma clean up, “Like help her like pick the stuff up and fix her house and stuff.

Marshall County residents continue to prepare tonight as more streets are blocked off more home are affected, and the water get higher

“We’re praying for everybody down here and for everybody that has been hit by water because we know what has happened,” Bette said.

High water signs are posted across the county, if you see standing water, or treacherous conditions due to the snow, don’t try to drive on that road.

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