Wayne County roads flooded, dive team helps rescue residents trapped in home, mandatory evacuation in place

Wayne County roads flooded, dive team helps rescue residents trapped in home, mandatory evacuation in place
McCoy Road just south of US-250

WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Wayne County is experiencing severe flooding that is taking over roads and trapping residents in their homes.

The Wayne County Sheriff said a mandatory evacuation has been issued for the campground in southeast Wooster.

Emergency crews are out throughout the county conducting water rescues.

The Apple Creek Fire Department said four residents were rescued from their flooded home in the 5600 block of Dover Avenue by fire crews and a dive team.

Apple Creek Fire also said nearly all roads are flooded with most being impassable.

The Wayne County Sheriff said the Wooster Red Cross on 244 W South St. and Grace Church on 4599 Burbank Rd. in Wooster are open as shelters for displaced residents.

Jim Miller shared this video of the flash flood’s effects in Apple Creek:

Flash flood in Apple Creek

Posted by Jim Miller on Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Ohio Department of Transportation shared this video of SR 83′s flooding. The road is currently closed:

The Wayne County Engineer’s Office shared this photo of McCoy Road, just south of US-250:

McCoy Road just south of US-250 (Source: Wayne County Engineer’s Office)
McCoy Road just south of US-250 (Source: Wayne County Engineer’s Office)

Video was posted on YouTube of further McCoy Road damage:

A Flash Flood Warning has been extended until 5:30 p.m. with more rain expected to fall overnight.

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