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Coast Guard worried about spring flooding on the Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says heavy snows in
the Northeast this winter could result in Ohio River flooding.
Coast Guard maritime enforcement specialist James Stremple said
Tuesday at a news conference in Louisville that while there is no
way to predict flooding, the Coast Guard wants to be prepared for
the worst.
The Courier-Journal reported that, in the event of flooding, the
Coast Guard has disaster assistance response teams on standby for
evacuations.
Coast Guard Commander Andrew Tucci says the Pittsburgh area is
the biggest concern along the Ohio River because of the amount of
snow that is still on the ground there.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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