2 Days of Heavy Rain Cause Flash Floods in Ohio


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Parts of Ohio, especially the north east, were hit by storms and heavy rainover the last 2 days. Cleveland Hopkins Airport received 3.54 inches of rain in 24 hours on Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Flash flood warnings have been issued for Cuyahoga, Lorain and Holmes counties. Around 6,000 people were left without power after storms downed power lines in Cuyahoga and Geauga. Around 45 homes were damaged by a tornado that hit the city of Brunswick on Monday 23 June 2014.

Yesterday flooding on roads was reported in Columbus, Worthington and Upper Arlington where one driver became stranded when his vehicle became trapped in rising flood water.

Rainfall in 24 Hours 24 to 25 June 2014

  • Cleveland Hopkins 89.5mm / 3.54 inches
  • Cincinnati – 56mm / 2.2 inches

Illinois

Thunderstorms and heavy rain also hit parts of Illinois. At one point the Eisenhower Expressway had to be closed, and flood waters left some drivers stranded.

New York

Storms have caused 2 deaths in the town of Phelps. Strongs winds felled a tree which landed on a car, killing the driver and passenger.