Belmont County Flooding to be Addressed With Help of National Grant
Despite the recent hot weather, areas like
Belmont County have a history of flooding when downpours occur. But
now, with the help of a National Emergency Grant, Belmont County has
been actively cleaning up creek beds in hopes of preventing future
flooding in the area.
Program Supervisor Rich Vannelle says work is
still being done to complete the project which started in 2011. Vannelle
says the tough part is most of the debris has to be removed by hand
which obviously takes more time. The Belmont County Commission has
keeping a close eye on the progress because they know how destructive
floods have been in the past.
The grant-funded program will hopefully be
complete at the end of the year. According to Vannelle, the program
has received a few renewals and doesn't believe another will be needed.
The current clean-up is taking place in the Captina creek area.