Communities face flood recovery, nearing one week after storm

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN)– Road crews work to repair areas closed after last week’s flooding, while donations pour in for people who lost nearly everything they own.

“I think it’s always good to be reminded of how communities take care of one another, and that’s what I’ve been reminded of throughout this process.”

Project Manager, Christina Conover, with the Clark County Combined Health District said the outpouring of support from the community has been somewhat surprising.

The Tecumseh School District has lent it’s facilities and personnel to set up a donation drive.

Tuesday, people were still bringing bags and boxes full of clothes and other necessities.

“We did encounter one lady who was picking up, and she was just so thankful. It was really touching. Because you could just see the happy in her face– like ‘yes’ you know, ‘people do care.’”

In parts of the county, roads needed as much help as some of the people.

Roadwork was complete on Lambers Drive, and it’s now open to drivers.

Construction crews were working on part of State Route 202 near Carriage Trails Parkway. Detour signs are posted there, and the road is still closed.

Donation drop off and pick up will continue at Medway Elementary School through Friday, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. each day.

Organizers said they need items like laundry detergent, personal hygiene items, plus cleaning and baby supplies.

They no longer need clothing.

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