Some of the homes in New Richmond were already underwater Friday (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Brett Hoffland)
(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/Lindsey Wopschall
NEW RICHMOND, OH (FOX19) -
A State of Emergency has been declared for the Village of New Richmond until further notice due to flooding.
The Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross announced Saturday that a shelter has opened at New Richmond High School located at 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road. This is in anticipation of area residents being forced from their homes due to flooding.
Residents who go to the shelter are asked to bring towels, sheets, medications and personal items for multiple days.
Officials say that there are no plans to evacuate the village at this time.
The shelter opening comes at the request of Clermont County Emergency Management officials.
According Kathleen Williams of Clermont County, six homes in the Village of New Richmond will be impacted and many more along U.S. 52 will be inaccessible.
The Village of New Richmond says that utility shut-offs are being evaluated on a case by case basis by Duke Energy and Village Fire and EMS personnel. Five residences have require utility shut-off and no additional shut-offs are anticipatedd.
Property owners are advised to evaluate their own situation and shut off gas and power if effected by high water.
List of roads CLOSED in the Village of New Richmond:
Market Street (Union Street to Race Street)
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