Donations come pouring in for flood victims

PARK LAYNE, Ohio (WDTN)– Residents at Laynecrest Manor are allowed back inside their apartments to retrieve any belongings that survived this week’s flooding.

“Most things are all ruined, and we’re slip sliding in the mud,” Karen Hatfield was helping a friend clean out her apartment.

The water was gone, but debris covered the floors and furniture in most apartment units.

Residents said things like appliances and furniture were ruined, but anything higher than the water level was salvageable.

“We’ve never had an issue like this before, where we’ve just had hours and hours of torrential rain, and then it seemed like everything was okay. Within a matter of three hours we are in canoes getting people out.”

Anita Biles, the Public Information Officer with the Clark County Emergency Management Agency has been working to cover this group’s basic needs.

Tecumseh Middle School is being used as a donation center.

Flood victims can go to the cafeteria Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to pick up clothes, cleaning supplies, and other necessities.

During that same window of time, Medway Elementary School will accept the following donations:

  • Children’s clothing
  • New socks
  • Shoes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • No food

It could take up to four months before the apartments are liveable. The Clark County Humane Society is keeping the victims’ pets until they can pick them up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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