CLEVELAND, Ohio — So much for your Labor Day barbecue. Rain swept into Cleveland before sunrise, and while it may be letting up, plenty of Northeast Ohio cities are seeing flooding. And there’s more chances of rain for the evening.
Kids baseball games are canceled because of drenched fields and that last beach day of summer may be off, thanks to a sewer overflow at Edgewater Beach.
The National Weather Service wants you to stay home, if possible because of flash flooding.
The normally placid Rocky River is churning, bumpy and brown with waves and debris. The beach disappeared at Columbia Road in Bay Village. The Cuyahoga River is surging, flooding Carter Road near Riverfront Yacht Club.
On the east side, Cleveland Heights is warning of flooded intersections, and North Park Boulevard in Shaker Heights at one point looked more like a river than a road, when Lower Shaker Lake overflowed its banks. Doan Brook overflowed, raging through Martin Luther King Boulevard.
As of 1:36 p.m., the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District reported the following rain totals for Monday:
– Beachwood 3.78 inches
– Brecksville 4.13 inches
– Brookpark 3.84 inches
– Cle Industrial Pkwy 3.87 inches
– Dille Ave 3.78″ Division Ave 3.46
– Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant 2.02 inches
– Independence 3.52 inches
– Rhoades HS: 3.55 inches
– Jennings 4.5
– Macedonia 2.79 inches
– Maple Heights 3.62 inches
– Mayfield Heights 2.6 inches
– Moreland Hills 3.54 inches
– N. Olmsted 3.51 inches
– N. Royalton 4.23 inches
– Oakwood 4.17 inches
– Olmsted Falls 3.34 inches
– Parma 3.16 inches
– Richfield 3.1 inches
– Shaker Hts 4.1 inches
– South Euclid 2.5 inches
– Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant 3.4 inches
– University Heights 3.59 inches
– Westlake 3.45 inches
FirstEnergy reported more than 75 power outages in Northeast Ohio as of 4 p.m.
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