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Findlay Flooding, February & March 2011

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Brookside Drive near Sixth Street was among several streets closed in Findlay, Ohio.

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Brookside-Drive-Park

The play area in a park on Brookside Drive in Findlay is under water.

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A cat sits in a window of a home at 10193 Hancock County Road 180 southeast of Findlay and peers at the flood waters.

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The home at 10193 Hancock County Road 180 in rural Findlay is completely surrounded by flood water.

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Fritz Kin uses a pump to drain water from a friend's basement at 1522 Hunter's Creek Drive in Findlay.

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Sand-Mound

People wait for the sand mound to be replenished by city workers in Findlay on Feb. 28, 2011, so they can fill more sand bags to rising flood waters.

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Joe Garza and Kevin Plassman fill a wheelbarrow full of sandbags bound for First Federal Bank in downtown Findlay, which was threatening to flood Feb. 28, 2011.

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Rob Hizer, of Findlay, fills his Jeep with sandbags that the city made available.

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A cyclist rides over the Main Street bridge in Findlay as the rising Blanchard River nears its support beams on Feb. 28, 2011.

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A green SUV is stuck in a water-swollen ditch Feb. 27, 2011, on southbound Interstate 75 just south of State Route 613 near Findlay, Ohio. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the driver hydroplaned off of the road into the ditch at about 4 a.m. Monday. No one was seriously injured.

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Part of North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, is flooded, Tuesday.

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Dominos-Pizza-Findlay-sandbags

Casey Hensley, general manager of a Domino's Pizza on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, stands in his dry restaurant that was shored up with sandbags to prevent flood water from the Blanchard River from entering the business.

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Ashley-Hicks-Findlay

Ashley Hicks walk through flood water on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Ashley and her mother Teresa Hendricks opened a secondhand clothing store on the street a month ago. They removed their merchandise on Monday before the street flooded.

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Spectators view the Blanchard River from the North Main Street bridge in Findlay, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Part of North Main Street and surrounding areas along the river were flooded.

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Findlay firefighters pull an unidentified man from his car on flooded North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The man told firefighters he thought he could make it through the water.

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