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Northwest Ohio Flooding: March 2011

Heavy rain, melting snow and resulting runoff swelling northwest Ohio rivers at the beginning of March 2011. Communities such as Defiance, Findlay, Arcadia, Ottawa, and Tiffin were among those affected. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Heavy rain combined with melting snow and ice pushed the Blanchard River out of it's banks, flooding Ottawa, Ohio, in Putnam County. Enlarge Heavy rain combined with melting snow and ice pushed the Blanchard River out of it's banks, flooding Ottawa, Ohio, in ...
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Nick Amador walks through flood water from the Blanchard River on Route 224 in Ottawa, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  He said his basement was flooded and wanted to remove a water heater but had to get a part from a nearby hardware store. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nick Amador walks through flood water from the Blanchard River on Route 224 in Ottawa, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011....
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A parked car is submerged in flood water from the Blanchard River on East Third Street near Perry Street in Ottawa, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A parked car is submerged in flood water from the Blanchard River on East Third Street near Perry Street in ...
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Pedestrians view the rising Blanchard River from the North Main Street bridge in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pedestrians view the rising Blanchard River from the North Main Street bridge in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
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Sandbags prevent flood water from the Blanchard River from entering a Domino's Pizza on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sandbags prevent flood water from the Blanchard River from entering a Domino's Pizza on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio,...
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The Blanchard River escapes its banks and makes its way down Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Blanchard River escapes its banks and makes its way down Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
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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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Brad Hendricks and his step daughter Ashley Hicks walk through flood water on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  Ashley and her mother, Teresa Hendricks, not pictured, 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 Brad Hendricks and his step daughter Ashley Hicks walk through flood water on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday,...
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Water is pumped from a flooded basement on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Water is pumped from a flooded basement on North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio, Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
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