Be alert: Flash flood advisories issued for northeast Ohio

Be alert: Flash flood advisories issued for northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Heavy periods of rain could lead to flash flooding in northeast Ohio on Thursday. Most of the area is under some sort of rain or flood watch.

As of 5:30 a.m., a flood WATCH is in effect for:

  • Ashland
  • Ashtabula Inland
  • Crawford
  • Cuyahoga
  • Erie
  • Geauga
  • Huron
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Mahoning
  • Medina
  • Northern Erie (Pa.)
  • Ottawa
  • Portage
  • Richland
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Trumbull

In the event of a flash flood, there are several safety tips to keep in mind. We've all heard the saying "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" Do not attempt to walk or drive through flood waters because even a couple inches of water could be strong enough to sweep you or your vehicle away. If there are floods in the area, move to higher ground and wait for the waters to recede.

Click here for more safety tips during flooding events.

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