It has been nearly 5 years since one of the most damaging floods in its history hit a Putnam county village.
Now officials there say they are better prepared if it would happen again.
Thursday Ottawa Village officials got a first hand look at the new flood warning system that came from many meetings following the 2007 floods that left huge economic losses in it's wake.
The United States Geological Survey has developed interactive mapping for the Blanchard River with a flood warning network.
The project upgraded one monitor and added two more to be used by emergency managers to make more informed decisions when flooding is imminent.
Village officials are very pleased with the out come of the project. With the advancement in the online and real time forecasting residents will be able to sign up for specific notifications to their exact request.
For example if a business owner wants to be notified the river has reached 26 feet they can get a text when that happens.
Residents can take advantage of the system by logging onto the National Weather Services web site.