Picktown Palooza cancelled Thursday due to flooding

PICKERINGTON, OH (WCMH) – Picktown Palooza is cancelled Thursday evening due to flooding.

Festival organizers said:

Due to extreme weather, flooding, and expected more rain, the Palooza is canceled tonight!

Please stay tuned for updates!

Video recorded by Chopper 4 shows high water covering the grounds of Pickerington Central High School and Victory Park, where the festival is being held.

Water surrounds food booths and fair rides at the festival.

Picktown Palooza was scheduled to begin Thursday night and run through Sunday.

A shelter has been opened at the Ridgeview Junior High School at 130 Hill Road South in Pickerington. Many festival workers are staying at the shelter for the night, after the RV area was flooded.

The Red Cross says anyone heading to the shelter should bring essential items, but they will be provided with warm meals and a dry place to sleep.

Officials say essential items include:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Proof of residence
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
  • Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself

Red Cross disaster assistance is free for those in need and made possible through donations of time and money. You can help by visiting redcross.ord/donate or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

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