This is Shelby, Ohio–my hometown. On Tuesday Shelby encountered the worst flood in the town’s history. The last time Shelby had significant flooding I was a Junior at Shelby Senior High. Actually, I remember it well. The photos above look a lot like the flood of ’87. These photos were taken by Mindy Utz, one of my high school classmates (Thanks Mindy!). Twenty-two people had to be rescued–two by a Coast Guard helipcopter. I’m happy to report that my mom and stepdad are doing just fine. Luckily they do not live in the flood plain. The Blackfork splits the town in half so anyone needing to get to the hospital has to board a boat and cross the river. The Blackfork also goes right through the center of town. I remember it took quite some time to re-build after the flood. My heart goes out to those families who lost homes and businesses.