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HANCOCK COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Todd James returned from Colorado recently and says he hopes to apply what he learned to Hancock County, an area too familiar with flooding.

James is the executive director of the Hancock County Red Cross. He was deployed to Colorado for flood relief efforts after half a year's worth of rainfall hit the state in only three days.

"I had the experience of trying to reach several communities," James said. "We were traveling several dirt paths where highways used to be, and then the road just wasn't there anymore, so we had to turn around and go another way."

James says the Colorado flooding disaster is different from others because it was a flash flood with little warning, but the destruction and lives affected are the same.

He says if there's one thing he'll bring back from his experience, it's better preparedness.

"I don't think that you want to take for granted the fact that we're always going to get a good day or two warning before a flood or another disaster strikes. You have to be ready to act at a moment's notice," he said. "You really have to put the work in before the disaster happens so you have a plan, so you and your family are ready."

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