Weather Alert

Heavy Rain Targets Stark, 3-5 Inches Across Much of County

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – Basement cleanup is the order of the day for some Stark County property owners.

This after a wild afternoon and evening of rainfall, with the National Weather Service getting reports of three to five inches of precipitation across most of the county, with the heaviest rain falling north of Massillon and in the Hartville area.

Roads, yards and basements flooded.

A trained weather observer in Perry Township measured 3.5 inches of rain in an hour and a half…

Several streams and creeks on Nimishillen Creek were at or above bankful Sunday night.

The East Branch of the Nimishillen in Louisville was over flood stage.

The weather service says that flood water is receding.

Meantime, in Belmont County, a car was reportedly swept away by flood waters yesterday.

Also, the same storm system forced the closure of I-68 in West Virginia, with water covering the roadway.

Remember the life-saving advice from the Stark County EMA when encounter you water across the road: turn around, don’t drown.

SOME WET FUN AT THE PARK – Jinx enjoying the fact that heavy rains brought some high water to Price Park in North Canton, even opening up a lake in the middle of it. A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect through Sunday night.

Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Sunday, 7 July 2019


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