INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cuyahoga River has climbed towards historic levels as several Northeast Ohio communities were rocked by flooding overnight.
Meteorologist Bryan Shaw went on Facebook to talk about the flooding. Watch his entire stream below.
In the past 24 hours, Grafton had 2.6 inches of rain, Parma had 2.5 inches of rain, and Pittsfield and Ravenna had 2.4 inches
These rivers are under flood warnings:
- Black River in Lorain County
- Chagrin River in Lake County
- Grand River in Lake County
- Huron River in Erie County
The Cuyahoga River is under a flood warning until 1 a.m. on Monday.
The river is already in a minor flood stage in Independence and Valley View.
The National Weather Service said the river has reached the seventh-highest level in recorded history. The flooding is considered a 100-year flood, which means the river is only expected to rise this high once every 100 years.
Here is a snapshot of the #CuyahogaRiver in downtown #Cleveland as of 730 am. It is currently #7 highest historical river level recorded at the gauge near Independence. It is considered a #FEMA 1% flood or commonly known as a 100 year #flood.#OHwx #NWS #Weather #CLEwx pic.twitter.com/gjhAgfSmob— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) March 29, 2020
Air tracker 5
Air Tracker 5 provided a bird's eye view of how severe the flooding was last night.
The city of Parma asked drivers to only get on the road if it was an emergency due to how bad they were hit.
Due to the governor’s orders along with the fact that our city is currently experiencing flooding in many different areas, we are asking that you only travel on an emergency basis at this time.— Parma Police Department (@ParmaPolice) March 29, 2020
The National Weather Service has reported that the Big Creek is overflowing and causing major problems in Parma and Brooklyn.
NWS said flooded roads in Garfield Heights have left some cars stranded.