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Flash Flood Warning issued for Cuyahoga County as slow moving storms dump heavy rain in some areas

Heavy flooding reported in Parma
Posted at 3:00 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 17:51:51-04

CLEVELAND — A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Cuyahoga County until 6:45 p.m. on Friday as slow-moving storms roll into the area.

Here's Power of 5 meteorologist Remeisha Shade...

Rainy start for Play Ball Park

Those storms are dumping heavy rain on the area, which raises the threat of flooding.

Flooding in Parma
The Power of 5 Radar estimates that around 2 inches of rain has already fallen in the last three hours between Parma Heights and North Royalton. The Parma Fire Department is warning motorists to avoid "high water areas." Viewers are telling us they are seeing three feet of water on some streets. Basements are flooding.

Flash Flood Warning issued for Cuyahoga County as slow moving storms dump heavy rain in some areas

A fire spokesman said: "It appears that a majority of the flooding occurred in the southwest area of the City of Parma. This includes the area from West Ridgewood, south and west to the city border. The area of Ridge Road was completely flooded but receding at this time."

From viewer @mmclaughlin10 in Parma:

Rain in Parma

Power outages
In Ashtabula and Cuyahogs counties. More here.

All-Star Game festivities impacted
Those visiting downtown are already feeling the effects of the heavy rain. The outdoor portion of Play Ball Park has been closed due to bad weather.

The event’s indoor area, which is at the Huntington Convention Center, remains open.

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