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High waters and flooding expected across Northeast Ohio
Flooding is expected this week regardless of how close you are to a body of water
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The Chagrin River caused flooding problems during the last thaw in January. This week is expected to be worse.
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Warmer temperatures across Northeast Ohio are expected to cause flooding this week regardless of how close you are to a body of water. Jim Kosarik with the National Weather Service says a thunderstorm and strong winds are expect to hit Thursday night, which will add more water to an area also ready well covered with months of snow and ice.

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“There could be enough water just about anywhere that basement flooding could be a problem, maybe flooding of low lying areas. The ground is still pretty well frozen in a lot of places, or it will be, so there could end up being high water just about anywhere.”

In one brief thaw this winter – in mid-January – Rocky River, Willoughby and other areas near Lake Erie were flooded.

Kosarik says a flood watch will be posted by mid-week. 

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