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City of Rittman declared a state of emergency due to flooding

Posted: 8:48 AM, Jun 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-17 14:39:24-04
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RITTMAN, Ohio — UPDATE: Rittman is not under a state of emergency at this time.

The City of Rittman is under a state of emergency due to heavy flooding, according to Rittman Police Chief Ray Arcuri.

According to police, many residents had power to their homes cut off due to basement flooding.

Authorities want to warn residents not to cross over flooded roadways and to avoid driving in general if possible.

If you are driving, be extra cautious of your surroundings, police say.

The parking lot of a shopping center in Rittman is a muddy mess after water started to recede away from the storefronts.