Northeast Ohio Flash flood, the Labor Day weekend for Northeast Ohioans were completely spoiled by exceedingly heavy rains. Roads were blocked due to the uncontrollable weather conditions, all the plans of relaxation on the day of holiday blemished. A flash flood warning was also made, to alert people about the adverse weather situations and to stay safe and secured in their home atmosphere.
Northeast Ohio Flash flood alert
The people from all regions of Northeast Ohio had to face and deal with heavy rainfalls and completely unfavorable weather conditions. The plans made by the residents to enjoy the Labor Day by relaxing in the backyard and savoring tasty bites of barbecue were rinsed by treacherous waters all over. On Monday the roads were closed from flooding that dumped more than 4 inches of rain in several communities. A flash flood warning is an alert issued by national weather forecasting agencies to warn the public that a flash flood is imminent or occurring in the warned area. This warning is made with an intention to create alertness among the people so that they can understand the seriousness of the situation and be safe and secured. There are numerous factors contributing to flash floods such as rainfall intensity and duration, topography, soil conditions, and ground cover. This alert was also issued in the Northeast Ohio region, to safeguard the people and animals against any major loss of life and property.
Affects of the flood
Effects of the heavy rain causing flood-like situation were quite evident in the Ohio region, the people were seen struggling with the heavy waters. Counties across Northeast Ohio were placed under the flash flood warning most of the day before it finally expired at 6 p.m. Rain was coming down relentlessly in Cleveland from early morning at 7 a.m. The National Weather Service Cleveland was forced by the inappropriate weather conditions to advise the people to “stay home if possible”. High waters and several road closures were also observed on many main streets. The Martin Luther King Jr Drive and the Carter road bridge were also among the roads that were closed to the substantial rainfall. A video from flooding at the Shaker lakes dam surfaced on social media in which the heavy water overpowering the embankments can be observed clearly.