The declaration made Saturday afternoon allows for the National Guard to be activated if needed. The city has since put up further gates and topped off gates in such spots as Madison Street.
"It is slowly going down", she said, adding that although no heavy rain is expected, even light rain would have an impact on the swollen river.
Vargo said damage assessment teams from West Virginia EMA are expected to visit homes in the Short Creek and North Fork areas this week. He claimed that had the city not acted, residents would possibly be complaining Portsmouth officials had ignored the situation.
"Prepare for the worst, hope for the best", he said. "But we don't know if it's really helping because water is still coming in through the foundation". That city closed several roads because of flooding, including USA 52.
US 52 was reopened the next day, and business resumed as usual by the weekend.
Winter Weather Leaves Icy Conditions In County
Temperatures will cool to the low 30s, so patches of ice are still possible, and much more likely on untreated, secondary roads. The precipitation is forecasted to move to the north, reaching the Oklahoma City metro by Wednesday afternoon and evening.
McConnell: Trump Should Back Romney for Senate
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GOP challenge to the Congressional Map
Landau said Democrats in the county had a convention Sunday, but did not put the congressional races on the agenda. We also hear from Micah Sim, Executive Director of the good government group Common Cause Pennsylvania.
25 injured when Mexican ferry explodes after docking
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Real Madrid win eight-goal thriller
You've got to recognise the job that Marco did and the same goes for Lucas Vázquez, who performed very well on the other flank". Goals from Ronaldo, Marco Asensio (2), Ramos and Benzema gave Madrid all three points over Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin .
United States plans to move embassy to Jerusalem in May
U.S. officials said the move was to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. One official said plans for May were simple: "A sign will be put up identifying the facility as the USA embassy".