High water causing problems in Butler County

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - Officials at the Fairfield Elementary Center say high water has made it unsafe for students to be in class. The school has not been shut down for 2 1/2 days.

"If we were to bring the children in the building and there was an emergency situation and we needed to evacuate the building very quickly, the high waters blocking the main entrances would make that more difficult," said Kim Wotring, school principal.

Crews from the City of Fairfield have been unable to remove the water. Now school officials are letting mother nature run its course.

In New Miami, flood waters have gone down several feet at the baseball fields in Veterans Park.

"It's amazing how much it has gone down," said Jeff Smith, New Miami resident. "It's unreal."

But Smith says he expects the water to rise again with the chance of rain.

"It'll come up again, that is going to put us back further to try and get opening day going," said Smith.

Children at the Fairfield Kindergarten Center have missed two and a half days so far. Those days will be added to the end of the school year.