Ohio: Homes destroyed in Hocking County after intense rain and flooding, families say

Ohio: Homes destroyed in Hocking County after intense rain and flooding, families say

LOGAN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — It’s hard for Murl Davis to walk through his Logan area home now, one that he built with his own hands.

“I’ve lived here in the neighborhood for 61 years…it has never been this high,” he said about Thursday’s floodwaters.

Intense rains had water flooding his yard and home.

Based on water lines, he said at one point in the yard, waters rose to about seven feet.

The family’s house has been coated in mud and the furniture has been destroyed.

“I never dreamed this would happen to me,” Davis said. “You have to move on, all you can do, I hate to say it. I can’t rebuild no more, not here.”

Ohio: Homes destroyed in Hocking County after intense rain and flooding, families say

The foundation of the house looks like a pile of knocked over blocks, which is why Davis believes the home is beyond repair.

“I feel bad, (we) lost it all,” he said, “got my family though, everybody come out alright.”

Ohio: Homes destroyed in Hocking County after intense rain and flooding, families say

Houses outside the city of Logan were hit hard by rain. Logan Police said floodwaters dissipated more quickly within the city. The Sheriff’s Office said much of the county was hit hard and many roads remained closed because of flood waters.

American Red Cross Volunteers went door-to-door looking over damage and helping. The American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region said volunteers gave out flood clean-up kits at about 20 houses.

Davis’ family has been trying to figure out what is next. Davis can stay with family.

Law enforcement has been on alert and said they are working to get help to people as quickly as possible.


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