Cleanup continues from Mother Nature’s mess

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) — Just as soon as it rushed in the water rushed out, leaving behind a mess.

“Some soybean stubble, some mud, some gravel washed onto the streets,” says Eaton City Manager Brad Collins.¤W8 59 ]]

Crews spent a few hours Thursday night and Friday morning at the Meadowbrook Estates in Eaton sweeping away that debris brought in by the flood waters.

“We will have some overtime with this event,” Collins says.

Collins says this is the most flooding he’s seen here in this subdivision. He tells us the rest of the city was largely spared.

“Some of our other areas that are low lying, our parks and flood areas, were not flooded so it’s a little bit odd,” Collins says.

Linda Walker still has her umbrella handy in case Mother Nature’s not done with these homes yet.

She hopes the flooding will serve as a reminder of how heavy rains aren’t harmless.

“High water is dangerous and you need to stay out of it and don’t drive through it,” Walker says.

Even with the possibility of more rain in the forecast, Collins says residents in Meadowbrook shouldn’t worry about a replay of scenes like this one.

“I don’t think it would be like [Thursday],” Collins says. “You can see the retention ponds are already dry, so I think we’ll be okay.”

Collins says they’ll have to clean out the drains in Meadowbrook over the next few weeks to clear out any debris that might’ve gotten in there because of the flooding. 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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