OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Ted Strickland toured flooded towns across northwest Ohio on Friday, after three days of heavy rains and melting snow drove most of the region's rivers over their banks.

It was the second time in five months that area residents were faced with cleaning up from a flood. Fed up business owners urged Strickland to do something.

"I don't know how many more of these I can take," furniture store owner Jim Heringhaus told the governor.

Strickland said he understood their anger.

After flying over nearby Findlay, Strickland said it was terrible to see how many families had been affected by this week's flooding, especially because many were just putting their homes back together following the August flood, which was the worst since 1913.

"The state stands ready to help," the governor told local emergency officials. "We're all in this together."

At least 300 homes in Findlay flooded this time, most of which were hit last summer, said Jim Barker, the city's safety director.