Flooding Still a Concern in Vermilion

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VERMILION, Ohio -- Ice jams caused the water to rise and many homes were damaged along the Vermilion River this weekend.

The water was receding Monday but the concerns were far from over.

A flood warning remained in effect for the Vermilion River and others in the area.  Click here for details.

There was a lot of damage from Friday and Saturday when the Vermilion River rose 7.5 feet above flood stage.

By Monday, there were some homes that remained completely cut off by the huge chunks of ice surrounding them.

Those who could get in assessed the damage and found there's a lot to deal with.

Hugh Coyle said in the decades he's lived along the Vermilion River this is some of the worst flooding he's seen.

His deck was torn off as the river rose and the ice crashed against his house.

Inside he has cabinets, carpets and floors that now need to be replaced.

The rush of the river was terrifying to watch and everybody wonders whether it will get worse.

The river was still clogged Monday and of the ice will let loose at some point.

The question is, will it flow out to the lake or up and over the banks again?

Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.

2 comments

  • Mark

    in Alaska we kept the road open via front-loaders… and occasionally small amounts of dynamite. Unclog the ice and the water flows.

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