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Findlay Flooding, February & March 2011

After significant snow accumulation throughout the winter and recent heavy rainfall, the Blanchard River swelled to "major stage" flooding levels in Hancock County, Ohio, on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2011. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Brookside Drive near Sixth Street was among several streets closed in Findlay, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brookside Drive near Sixth Street was among several streets closed in Findlay, Ohio.
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The play area in a park on Brookside Drive in Findlay is under water. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People wait for the sand mound to be replenished by city workers in Findlay on Feb. 28, 2011, so they ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Garza and Kevin Plassman fill a wheelbarrow full of sandbags bound for First Federal Bank in downtown Findlay, which ...
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Rob Hizer, of Findlay, fills his Jeep with sandbags that the city made available. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A cyclist rides over the Main Street bridge in Findlay as the rising Blanchard River nears its support beams on ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A green SUV is stuck in a water-swollen ditch Feb. 27, 2011, on southbound Interstate 75 just south of ...
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Part of North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, is flooded, Tuesday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Part of North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, is flooded, Tuesday.
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Casey Hensley, general manager of a Domino's Pizza on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, stands in his dry restaurant ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ashley Hicks walk through flood water on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Ashley and her ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators view the Blanchard River from the North Main Street bridge in Findlay, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Part ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Findlay firefighters pull an unidentified man from his car on flooded North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1,...
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