News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Northeast Ohio Medical University

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Cuyahoga River rising after 5 inches of rain falls in 2 hours Monday
National Weather Service is monitoring the situation
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
About 100 yards of Ravenna Street in Hudson -- near the police station -- was closed early Tuesday morning due to flooding
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Although most roads are open again after Monday night’s heavy precipitation, flood concerns continue this morning. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

Cuyahoga River rising after 5 inches of rain falls in 2 hours Monday

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:00)


Last night, my yard was dry when I finished dinner. But by the time I finished dessert, Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina counties had been hit with up to five inches of rain over two hours, the result of a Mesoscale Convective System that moved off of Lake Erie. Tornado and flood watches wreaked havoc with bedtimes and businesses in Northeast Ohio. Kortney Good was working concessions at the Regal Cinema in Hudson.
“A lot of people's phones were going off which indicated there was a storm.  Once we evacuated everyone from the theaters, they all stayed in the hallways.  And we could see and hear the storm a lot better.”
KB: “Did everyone go home or did they stay to see the movie?”
KG: “Since the Tornado Warning was until 10:30, and we can't let people in until 15 minutes after that, there were only 2 people who stayed.  To watch one movie.”
Hydrologist Sarah Jamison says the National Weather Service in Cleveland is watching the Cuyahoga River today, which rose rapidly after last night’s storms. 
“I’m looking at the Cuyahoga River and we’re very concerned that it’s going to be reaching some very high levels. Possibly major, but we’re still evaluating at this time. Either way, we are looking at the river hitting its banks.
“This system brought with it some very intense and heavy rainfall and some tornadic thunderstorms.  It was quite a significant event and we're looking at averages probably between 2 to 4 inches [and] in isolated areas up to 5 inches.  But most of that rainfall fell within a very brief period.  We saw some very torrential rainfall rates and that quickly overwhelmed rivers, creeks and your poor drainage areas.”
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

An amendment to an Ohio agriculture bill may kill whole bill
I hope the Gov. sticks to his veto, Att takes more out of this state than it puts in.

From warehouse to writer: Terry Pluto's Thanksgiving thank you
Dear Terry: On my 8th cup of coffee trying to get Thanksgiving "Brunch" done ahead of time because I work nights. However, I just had to stop to contact yo...

The first big private gift comes in for the pro football HOF project
The HOF has needed a shot in the arm for many years and this project will go a long way to getting the attraction the attention it deserves (next: upgrad...

Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University