A Flash Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Vermilion River area in Erie County and Lorain County. The warning is in effect until 5:45 a.m. on Thursday.
According to the NWS, local law enforcement reported that the Vermilion River was rising rapidly near the mouth of the river in Vermilion due to an ice jam. The river is rising out of its banks and impacting nearby roads and homes.
Evacuations are underway in Brownhelm Township.
The National Weather Service has also issued a Flood Warning for portions of Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Holmes, and Wayne counties as heavy amounts of snow continue to melt following this past weekend's storm.
The warning centers around the Cuyahoga River at Independence, Huron River near Milan, the Black River in Elyria, the Grand River in Painesville, and Killbuck Creek near Killbuck.
We had a live camera check out the waters of the Black River in Elyria on WKYC's Facebook Live:
All rivers are expected to exceed flooding stage before receding Thursday morning. All surrounding areas should expect minor flooding.
Earlier on Thursday, a flood alert had been issued in Eastlake and residents living near the Chagrin River received a reverse 9-1-1 call. 14 people were evacuated from homes. As of just before 10:00 p.m., the alert ended.
Lynna Lai reported from the area during Channel 3 News at 11:
The rest of Northeast Ohio is currently under a Flood Watch until Thursday morning. Residents are reminded to obey any and all evacuation orders (should they come in) and to "turn around, don't drown."