While the floodwater that closed several roads July 13 in Reynoldsburg has receded, city workers still are cleaning up many areas, said Bill Sampson, director of public service.

According to the National Weather Service, 2.89 inches of rain fell on Reynoldsburg within a few afternoon hours July 13.

John F. Kennedy Park, which is behind the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building at 7232 E. Main St., remained closed July 14 because of thick mud and debris washed in by the flood, said Donna Bauman, director of parks and recreation.

All sports activities scheduled July 14 to 16 have been canceled.

“The flooding created a heavy layer of mud all over the JFK parking lot and other areas, so we have to work to clean it up,” she said. “The rest of the park didn’t sustain any real damage, but we have canceled all sports activities at JFK and at Huber Park, which was also underwater yesterday.”

She said if the weekend is dry, there is a good chance the games can be rescheduled to next week.

Sampson said although the water has receded in most areas, city workers would be cleaning mud and debris for the next couple of days.

“The city’s water and sanitary utilities were not affected,” he said.

On July 13, ThisWeek staffers covered some of the flooding through video.

Reynoldsburg's JFK Park was flooded after storms July 13 and still was full of water later in the evening.

 

Police also advised motorists not to drive on flooded streets. One of the flooded intersections causing motorists trouble shortly after the storms was Lancaster and Marlan avenues.

 

In addition, the rushing waters of Blacklick Creek at Rodebaugh Road flooded across Rodebaugh.

 

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