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Several Northeast Ohio communities rocked by flooding overnight

Cuyahoga River at 7th-highest recorded level
Posted at 8:44 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 10:17:03-04

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

Flood warnings

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.

100-year flood

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.

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.

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.