Weather Alert

More Flooding in Stark, Warning Up Until 8 a.m.

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Flood Warning for streams and creeks remains in effect for most of Stark County until 8 a.m. Monday.

It follows a wild afternoon and evening of rainfall, with the National Weather Service getting reports of three to five inches of precipitation across most of the county, with the heaviest rain falling north of Massillon and in the Hartville area.

Roads, yards and basements flooded.

A trained weather observer in Perry Township measured 3.5 inches of rain in an hour and a half.

Specifically, the weather service pointed to several streams and creeks on Nimishillen Creek that were at or above bankful.

The East Branch of the Nimishillen in Louisville was over flood stage.

As of 6 a.m., the weather service says flood water were receding.

Meantime, witnesses claim they saw a car being swept away by flood waters in Belmont County Sunday.

Also, the same storm system forced the closure of I-68 in West Virginia, with water covering the roadway.

Remember the life-saving advice from the Stark County EMA when encounter you water across the road: turn around, don’t drown.

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