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Flood Warning issued for Wayne, Ashland and Holmes counties

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 20:03:09-05

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch Tuesday for several Northeast Ohio counties as heavy rain is expected through tonight.

The Flood Watch is in effect for Holmes, Wayne and Stark counties from 10 a.m. Tuesday until Wednesday at 4 a.m.

According to the NWS, "Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks." Up to one inch of rain is possible.

A Flood Warning has been issued for the following areas:

  • Tuscarawas County
  • Killbuck Creek Near Killbuck affecting Holmes and Wayne counties
  • Eagle Creek At Phalanx Station affecting Trumbull County
  • Ashland County.
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An inch of rain is expected on top of an already saturated ground and recently high water flow may result in flooding.

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Those who live in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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