USA – Rivers Rise in Ohio After Heavy Rain

Heavy rain caused rivers to rise in northeastern Ohio. One man was rescued and several others evacuated from a flooded building in Cleveland. Homes were damaged by flooding in Parma, a city in Cuyahoga County, located on the southern edge of Cleveland.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Cleveland says the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland reached its seventh-highest level recorded. As of 29 March the Cuyahoga River at Independence stood at 21.62 feet (6.58 metres), which is above Major Flood Stage of 21 feet.

BigCreek near the Cleveland Zoo rose to 13.38 feet (4.07m) on 28 March, which is the fourth highest level measured at that location, according to NWS Cleveland.

Meanwhile the Rocky River at Berea reached 15.09 (4.59m) feet on the same day, which is below Moderate Flood Stage of 16 feet.

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