Surveyors tour flood ravaged Tipp City

TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – Emergency management personnel toured Tipp City Friday afternoon assessing the damage from flooding in the city.

The Miami County Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross of Northern Miami Valley and city administrators will work until dusk to survey the damage.

“At this point we’re just asking people to be patient,” says Miami County EMA Director Kenneth Artz.

They will work in teams of two and will gather basic flood information from residents that they will then give to the Ohio EMA. You will be able to identify the surveyors by the lime green EMA vests and identification cards.

The Red Cross members will be wearing red vests.

The teams will resume Saturday morning should they not get finished Friday night.

Parts of Tipp City were underwater after storms tore through the Miami Valley May 21.

Many streets were impassable and residents were waterlogged.

Artz warns residents to be on the look out for people trying to take advantage of the damage.

“Just be very savvy about dealing with people who do repair work,” Artz says.

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