FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 7/14/17 | LICKING COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (EMA)
Voluntary Evacuation ordered for Buckeye Lake Estates due to rising water.
Buckeye Lake Estates Mobile Home Park in Buckeye Lake is currently experiencing rising flood waters. Flood
water could continue to rise through this afternoon and evening hours and expect to recede overnight.
Licking County EMA in conjunction with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) are encouraging Buckeye
Lake Estates residents to evacuate. EMA and LCSO do not have indication on when residents may safely return
Buckeye Lake Estates has more 150 lots.
Residents are welcome to evacuate to the Red Cross shelter at Hebron Nazarene Church (115 W. Cumberland
Rd) which remains open from yesterday’s flood evacuations.
Please continue to follow these safety guidelines:
• Never drive through flooded roads. “Turn around, don’t drown.”
• Do not wade or play in flood waters. High waters may have hidden dangers, such as sharp objects.
Flood waters may transmit water-borne communicable diseases. Just 6 inches of water can knock you
• Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or are in standing water.
• Remember, avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may
also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
For updates on the Licking County flood, follow @LCountyEMA on Twitter and follow guidance as directed by
local officials and first responders.