Several families rescued from flooding in Vermilion

Several families rescued from flooding in Vermilion

Vermilion, OH (WOIO) - The Vermilion Police Department said as of 8:15 a.m. ice jams along the Vermilion River were broken up and water was once again flowing freely into the Lake Erie and not causing any concerns.

First responders had to rescue three families early Thursday morning due to flooding.

Officials were working in the area of Riverside Drive near the Vermilion River. They said approximately nine people were brought to safety.

First responders rescued several families Thursday morning from flooding.
First responders rescued several families Thursday morning from flooding.

Rescue teams also made contract with a man who had water surrounding his home. The man stood on his desk and yelled to rescuers that he was alright and didn't need any assistance.

The Lorain County Swift Water Rescue Team joined fire and police personnel for the operations.

Vermilion first responders rescue families from flooding

Area fire departments are warning residents to use caution as they travel. They’re also reminding people to check sump-pumps and remove any debris from storm drains.

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