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Parts of Belmont County could see the worst flooding


One of the areas that could see the worst flooding is Powhatan Point because it could be in the major flood stage.

Residents in the area spent Monday taking extra precautions to get ready for the rising water.

Members of the local senior center have already moved all their belongings to higher ground just in case.

The center actually closed down earlier in the day and sent all of its members home.

“We were watching over here,” said Powhatan Point resident Joseph Jeffers. “If you were in this building, we have things that we watch where it comes up and it has really come up real quick this morning. If you live along here keep an alert to what’s going on around you.”

“Lot of people around here in town they know what to do and they just go right into action,” said Powhatan Senior Center Director Mary-Beth Tennant. 

The Senior Center will remained closed until Wednesday for the safety of the seniors.

One of the most flood prone areas in Belmont County was also effected once again. 

Most of Perkins Field in Brookside is under water, including the grandstands.  

Those stands will eventually be torn down as a result of extensive flood damage over the years. 

Early Monday morning coaches and community members pitched in to to remove all athletic equipment from the field house before the building floods. 

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