Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Miscellaneous > Locker Room


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

An important history lesson for you TRUE Steelers fans!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
I-Want-Troy's-Hair
Assistant Coach
 
I-Want-Troy's-Hair's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Riverside, CA -originally Steubenville OH
Posts: 1,450
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2698
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Finley Ohio declares flood emergency

Isn't this Ben's hometown? They are getting absolutely hammered.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20391282/

FINDLAY, Ohio - With rivers still rising in parts of Ohio, Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday declared emergencies in nine northern counties as flooding that has swamped the Upper Midwest and Plains settled in his state.

Firefighters and a volunteer armada navigated boats through streets awash in waist-deep water, plucking neighbors and pets from porches.

The water forced at least 500 people to flee their homes in several northern Ohio towns. Rising water forced authorities to move about 130 inmates at the county jail in Findlay to a regional prison.

Many neighborhood rescuers showed up with canoes and kayaks wanting to help during Findlay?s worst flooding in nearly 100 years. Three men in a fishing boat ferried a mother and her 2-week-old daughter along with the family dogs.

?That was the catch of the day,? said Angel Sanchez, the baby?s neighbor.

Milk jugs, garbage bags and soda cans floated in the murky water. Tom Woods took his 8-foot fishing boat to help float out friends stranded in the neighborhood.

?Once we got here, everybody asked us to rescue more people,? he said.

Worst Ohio flood in 94 years. The Blanchard River was 7 feet above flood stage Wednesday at Findlay, the highest since a 1913 flood, and could rise another half-foot or more, the National Weather Service said.

The rain subsided by mid-afternoon, and the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of the state, with temperatures expected to hit the upper 90s.

In Bucyrus, 40 miles to the southeast, nearly 9 inches of rain had fallen since Monday and at least 200 people were still out of their homes, the Crawford County Department of Emergency Management said.

?Reality is starting to set in about just how much damage there is in some of the flooded areas,? said Tim Flock, director of the agency.

The death toll from two storm systems ? one that has spanned the Upper Midwest and another from remnants of Tropical Storm Erin in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri ? reached 22 on Tuesday when searchers found the body of a man tangled in a tree near Lewiston, Minn.

Flooding also continued in northern Iowa as thunderstorms dumped more heavy rain across the already water-logged region Wednesday. Three subdivisions along the Des Moines River near Fort Dodge were evacuated, and crews used rocks and sandbags to shore up a levee that had begun to give way, officials said.

The river crested at 14 feet, four feet above flood stage, and began a slow fall by midafternoon to 13.2 feet, said Penny Clayton, a spokeswoman for the city. She warned of additional rain, though.

A care center was evacuated in Humboldt, Iowa, as water poured into the basement, but no one was hurt.

Thousands of homes were damaged in Wisconsin and Minnesota as the storm swept through. A preliminary survey by the American Red Cross in Minnesota identified about 4,200 affected homes, including 256 complete losses, 338 with major damage and 475 that are still inaccessible, said Kris Eide, the state?s director of homeland security and emergency management.

Heavy equipment is used to dig out used cars buried in silt at a car lot in Hokah, Minn., on Tuesday, after a foot of rain fell on parts of southwest Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota.
Preliminary damage reports in Wisconsin indicate 30 homes and 25 businesses were destroyed. Another 731 homes and 32 businesses were damaged.

In Oklahoma, which recorded a gust of 82 mph and 11 inches of rain, some 300 homes and businesses were damaged in the Kingfisher area and in Caddo County in southwestern Oklahoma, officials said. According to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, 2007 is so far the fourth-wettest on record in the state, with an average rainfall total of 31.96 inches, 8.42 inches above normal.
__________________
"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France
I-Want-Troy's-Hair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:07 PM   #2
stillers4me
Living Legend
 
stillers4me's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 8,670
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Finley Ohio declares flood emergency

I believe it is Ben's hometown.

What a difference a few miles makes........southern Ohio is dry aa a bone. I have trees that are either losing their leaves way early or they are just plain dying.
__________________
"We're not going to turn our backs on him," Ward said. "We're going to treat him like our brother. We're going to accept him back and be very supportive of him and help him get through this. In this locker room, he's still our quarterback."
stillers4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
SteelCityMan786
SF's Youngest Legend
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hollidaysburg PA
Posts: 19,587
Gender: Male
Member Number: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Finley Ohio declares flood emergency

Quote:
Originally Posted by stillers4me View Post
I believe it is Ben's hometown.

What a difference a few miles makes........southern Ohio is dry aa a bone. I have trees that are either losing their leaves way early or they are just plain dying.
That is Ben's hometown.
__________________

786 Ways To Score Touchdowns
SteelCityMan786 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,446
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,664
Thanked 8,521 Times in 3,752 Posts
Default Re: Finley Ohio declares flood emergency

I send my prayers to those in the Midwest, Oklahoma, and Texas that are just getting hammered with flooding.

104 and bone dry here today
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
Stainless Steel
Bench Warmer
 
Stainless Steel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Out of this World
Posts: 237
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4986
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Finley Ohio declares flood emergency

I was in Findlay yesterday morning and got out before it got too bad. It was a mess. I have a brother in law that had his house basement flooded. Many homes were ruined.
__________________

Stainless Steel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 02:55 PM   #6
Woogie
Draft Prospect
 
Woogie's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 51
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Findlay Ohio declares flood emergency

My husband is from Findlay and my in-laws live there. It's really bad. My mother in law said that downtown Findlay looks like Venice!

Seriously, my husband is considering going up to help with any clean up once they are able.

Good Morning America filmed from there this morning!
__________________
Woogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts