CLEVELAND — Heavy rain is pounding parts of Northeast Ohio on Friday, with flooding now a concern for several areas.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Warning for the following locations:
- Portions of Stark County, including Nimishillen Creek and the West Branch of Nimishillen Creek until 4 a.m. Saturday.
- Eagle Creek at Phalanx Station affecting Trumbull County until at least 7 a.m. on Saturday.
- Killbuck Creek Near Killbuck affecting Wayne and Holmes Counties until at least late Sunday morning.
At 7:56 p.m., the NWS reported that river gauges indicated the West Branch of Nimishillen Creek is rising toward minor flood stage. Additional heavy rainfall through the wee hours of Saturday morning will likely allow the creek to reach minor flood stage. Flooding is expected to begin shortly in the warned area.
Some locations that will experience flooding include: Canton, North Canton, Louisville, Hartville, East Sparta, Meyers Lake, Hills And Dales and Perry Heights.
The NWS says minor flooding is forecast for Killbuck Creek. Some flooded roads in and near Killbuck include Water Street, County Road 621, State Route 60 south, State Route 520, as well as local low-lying roads.
Meanwhile, a Flood Advisory is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday for Ashland, Richland, and Holmes counties.
Also, a Wind Advisory is set to begin in the overnight hours of Saturday for most of Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga County. Winds may gust up to 50 mph.