Sheriff Heldman Discusses Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse

Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman was on with WFIN’s Chris Oaks to discuss preparations for the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, April, 8th.

Officials are expecting a huge influx of people and the sheriff is suggesting locals stay off the roads on April 8th if you can and watch the eclipse from where you are.

“People are going to have to realize, that if they leave their home and go somewhere to view this, how are you getting home, and how long will it take you? It will take you some time.”



Sheriff Heldman says a big concern is people slowing down and stopping on the highways and state routes to view the eclipse.

“We don’t want people to stop. We want them to keep moving.”

Findlay is within the path of totality and will experience a total solar eclipse of an estimated 3 minutes and 44 seconds beginning at 3:10 p.m.

The Solar Eclipse Task Force, which is a collaboration of many local entities, has created a website with important information about the eclipse.