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Wood County dodges storm flooding


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Operations have returned to normal at the 911 Center in Wood County where officials were on heightened alert because of flooding forecasted on the Ohio River.

The forecasted levels, in the major flooding category, didn’t come because the storm the National Weather Service believed would cause the river to exceed flood stage went elsewhere, 911 Director Rick Woodyard said on Monday. The storm moved to parts of Ohio and Kentucky, he said.

“It went around us,” Woodyard said.

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