Brad Gilbert, Emergency Management Agency director for Wood County, has issued the following advisory:
A lingering stationary front in the area will bring several rounds of rain today, tonight, and Saturday. Rain could be heavy at times. Low lying areas will likely see some flooding issues and area rivers may go into the “Minor” flood stage by Saturday night. Use caution when driving as water will be ponding on area roadways.
For those of you who don’t know, this is my last day at Wood County as I am retiring with 32 years of public service. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens and officials of Wood County for the past 12 ½ years and I hope this information has been helpful to you. Mr. Jeff Klein will be taking over as EMA Director and he will assume control of this email list to keep you informed of critical events. I am sure Jeff will put out an email next week explaining how he will use this email list and the type of information and frequency that you may experience from him. I hope that you will continue to support, and work with, the EMA in the future as I think we have built a good partnership to keep Wood County safe.
THANK YOU EVERYONE! All the best to you! BE SAFE OUT THERE!