Flood-weary Findlay could be hit again

A Northwest Ohio community with a troublesome river is bracing for another major flood, less than two months after the last one.

The National Weather service says the potential for an inch of rain or more by Thursday could push the Blanchard River more than 2 feet above its flood level in Findlay.

Sandbags are available again for residents and businesses, as was the case at the end of February. The Courier newspaper of Findlay reports the flood that began at that time was the sixth worst on record for the city 45 miles south of Toledo.

Flood watches and warnings covered most Ohio counties on Wednesday amid forecasts for heavy rain.

In Cincinnati, the flooded but receding Ohio River is expected to rise again on Thursday.