Wednesday, March 5, 1997

Number of evacuees: 30 spent the night at the Columbia Parkway YMCA. City firefighters helped about 60 vacate homes.

Shelter locations: Columbia Parkway YMCA at Delta and Columbia Parkway in Columbia Tusculum, 871-4594; and the Ebersole Community Center, 5701 Kellogg Ave. in the California neighborhood; 231-6617.

How to get help (numbers to call for assistance): 911 for help leaving home. Public Works customer service, 591-6000. Red Cross, 579-3000.

How to give help (numbers to volunteer or donate goods): Red Cross, 579-3000.

Street information: Call 333-3333.

Hamilton County

Shelter: Columbia Parkway YMCA and Ebersole Community Center.

How to get help: 911 for emergencies. Non-emergencies, the Red Cross, 579-3000 or (800) 255-7070 for shelter or other assistance.

How to give help: Red Cross, 579-3000.

Clermont County

Shelters: New Richmond High School, 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road in New Richmond, and Ripley- Union-Lewis High School, 1317 S. Second St., Ripley.

How to get help: Emergency Operations Center, 732-8035; Sheriff's department, 732-7500.

How to give help: The Interparish Ministry, contact the Rev. Paul McCollough, 732-7079.

Non-emergency, public works phone numbers: County water and sewers, 732-7040.

Environmental problems: Boil water advisory.

News of the day: The village's hilltop schools - with no classes again Tuesday - became hubs of activity for commerce and relief efforts.

Adams County

Evacuees: About 500.

Shelters: Manchester High School, Eighth Street, Manchester.

How to get help: Sheriff, (937) 544-2314. Emergency Operations Center, (937) 544-8251.

News of the day: More than 200 Ohio National Guard troops, including military police and engineers, are working in the county.

Brown County

Evacuees: 150 households in Aberdeen; 50 households in Ripley.

Shelters: Ripley-Union-Lewis High School, 1317 S. Second St., Ripley.

How to get help: Sheriff, (937) 378-4155; Emergency Operations Center, (937) 392-7008. Red Cross, (800) 225-7070. National Guard, (937) 392-4384.

How to give help: Red Cross, (937) 392-7008 or 579-3010.

Non-emergency numbers: Brown County Sheriff's Department, (937) 378-4155.

Scioto County

Evacuees: 2,000.

Shelters: Salvation Army, Findlay Street in Portsmouth; Nile Township Community Center, Washington Township Fire Department and Nazarene Church in Rarden.

How to get help: Scioto County Sheriff's Department, (614) 355-8358.

How to give help: Contact local volunteer fire departments. Greatest need is clean drinking water outside of Portsmouth. Contact the Red Cross, (614) 355-8333.

Residential losses: $35 million estimated.

News of the day: Flood waters began to recede.

Dearborn County

Evacuees: 20 families from Aurora.

Shelter locations: Greendale Cabin on Nowlin Avenue in Greendale.

How to get help: Dearborn County dispatch center, (812) 537-3431. Emergency Operations Center, (812) 537-3971.

How to give help: Red Cross, (812) 537-9036.

News of the day: Gov. Frank O'Bannon today is scheduled to survey flood damage in Lawrenceburg, as well as Vevay, Tell City and Grandview.

Ohio County

Evacuees: 15

Shelters: none

How to get help: Ohio County Sheriff's Department: (812) 438-3636.

Switzerland County

Evacuees: 50 families

Shelters: Jeff-Craig Middle School, Main Street in Vevay.

How to get help: Switzerland County Sheriff's Department, (812) 427-3636. Emergency Operations Center, (812) 427-3750.

How to give help: WKID-FM, (812) 427-9590.

News of the day: Patriot, Ind., residents continued to evacuate as the Ohio River jumped to 58.4 feet.