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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 27, 2014

Flooding worst since ‘93

By LYDIA BAKER-CRAWLEY, Mt. Pleasant News | Aug 17, 2010

Residents up and down the Skunk River are speculatively touting recent floodwaters to be the worst since 1993.

Rising waters from the river have wreaked havoc on local homes and businesses along the Skunk several times this year, but the latest round of flood waters are the highest that many residents have ever seen.

Floodwaters have also impacted many local roadways, as Henry County Engineer Bill Belzer has been reporting to the county board of supervisors all year.

At the board’s regular Tuesday, Aug. 17 meeting, Belzer and a member of his staff presented a PowerPoint presentation of local county roads impacted by floodwaters.

“We’re seeing water over roads in places it has never been before,” Belzer said.

For more on this story, see the August 18 issue of the Mt. Pleasant News.

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