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High water remains issue Monday morning after prompting rescues

Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Video courtesy of iWitness 7 user Opie Rob Haney

PHOTOS: High water causing problems across the area

Reports of high water and calls for water rescues Sunday night kept police and fire crews busy. As of Monday morning, water had receded from most major roadways, but some areas were still experiencing flooding.

>> Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

  • High water has been reported Monday morning at the following locations: Montgomery County: Soldier’s Home Miamisburg Road and Farmersville West Carrollton Road; Clark County: Spangler at Union Road, I-675 going into Medway/Osborne Road and Springfield Rd. north of Ohio 235; Greene County: U.S. 35 at Valley Road, Ohio 725 at Lower Bellbrook Road and Penewit Road; Claydor Drive, Willow Creek Drive, Grange Hall Road, Windmilll Road between George Washington Road and Cable Road, Washington Mill at Graff Mill Road, Stewart Road south of Washington Mill Road.
  • High water was reported in Beavercreek Monday morning in several locations including the entry to Rotary Park on Dayton Xenia Road and Factory Road between Dayton Xenia and U.S. 35.
Sky7 took aerial video of a flooded road and cornfield in Greene County Monday morning. The road is North Valley Road.
  •  Interstate 70 was closed in both directions Sunday night between Ohio 235 and Interstate 675 due to high water. By 10 p.m. eastbound lanes had reopened, and by 11 p.m., all westbound lanes had reopened.
  • Two people reportedly trapped in a vehicle in high water on North Snider Road in Trotwood ended with both people being helped from the vehicle by friends and family, we're hearing. Fire crews dispatched on the report located the vehicle, which was unoccupied when they arrived about 10:40 p.m. A fire official on scene ordered crews to leave the vehicle in the water overnight.   "We want to advise people that if you see water across the roadway, please do not drive through it," Trotwood fire Lt. Shane Snyder said.  His crews were called out four times Sunday night for stranded vehicles in high water.  

>> Outages remain following Sunday storms

  •  Police and fire crews placed signs warning of high water at Old Dayton Road, just west of North Snider Road in Trotwood, Lt. Shane Snyder said.  
  •  Diamond Mill at Wastler roads in Brookville remained closed at 11:30 p.m. because of high water, police said. 
  • A police cruiser was reportedly trapped in high water in the area of Hoover Avenue and Anna Street just before 8 p.m.
  •  Residents reported high water on Wiltshire Boulevard in Kettering 

SEE: Photos from Sunday’s storms in northern Miami Valley

RELATED: Mercer County farmers working to save cows

  • In Clay Twp., police set up signs to mark roads closed on National and Wellbaum roads in Brookville 
  • In Dayton, Patterson Road, between Wilmington Pike and South Smithville roads, was under at least 2 feet of water 

SEE WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

  • In Brookville, a fire/rescue crew was sent to Upper Lewisburg Salem Road about 9 p.m. to fetch several people reportedly in a vehicle trapped in high water 
  • In Dayton, Lodell Avenue was reportedly flooded 
  • Streets in Fairborn were flooded, according to callers and police/radio dispatchers
Dayton flooding

  •  A water rescue involving a motorist, in the area of Claybeck Drive, in Huber Heights 
  •  A resident on Hinckley Court in Huber Heights reported that the back porch of his home had been washed away and that water was pouring into his home. 
  •  Flooding was been reported at Springfield Meadows, a mobile home park in German Twp., Clark County. 
  •  High water was reported to cause a basement wall to buckle at a home on Holly Drive In Springfield. 
  •  High water reported in the area of Shoop and Fairbanks avenues in Dayton

We will update this developing report as we get information. 

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6-year-old boy falls into creek; recovery effort to continue Monday

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:21 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:02 PM

Water rescue underway involving boy

UPDATE @9:04 p.m.

Deputies said search efforts for a 6-year-old boy who fell into Mosquito Creek have been to no avail and is now considered a recovery.

Rescue crews will reconvene on scene in the morning to continue looking for the boy, who has not been identified.

Shelby County Sheriff Sgt. Aaron Steinke said the search entailed boats in the water and a helicopter using infrared to search for body heat. He said due to the rough terrain and the strong current, search crews are being called off for the night.

>> Weekend rain sets record; how much did you get?

Deputies will remain on scene through the night, and the road will remain closed. Other crews will return in the morning to continue the recovery effort.

The area was not under a flood warning from recent rains, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. 

UPDATE @ 7:55 p.m.

A 6-year-old boy fell into the Great Miami River this evening while he was playing with a friend along the riverbank, Shelby County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Steinke said.

Crews were called around 5:45 p.m. to the river behind the Pasco trailer park in the 5000 block of state Route 29. Rescuers have boats in the water, and have every bridge covered south from Sidney to the Miami County line, the sergeant said.

>> Man freed from Greenville creek with garden hose

Joining search efforts will be a helicopter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which has night-vision equipment to help search from above.

The recent rains and swollen river poses a challenge to rescue personnel, Steinke said.

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.

Additional rescue crews from area departments have been called to join the search along the banks for a young boy who may have been swept up in the swollen Great Miami River.

According to scanner traffic, the 6-year-old boy was last seen wearing a red shirt and dark pants.


Rescuers were called this evening to a mobile home park for a possible water rescue in the Great Miami River involving a child in the village of Pasco east of Sidney.

According to initial reports, a 6-year-old boy was wading but had not been seen in awhile. It is not confirmed that the boy has come to any harm.

The trailer park was in the 5800 block of Ohio 29, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

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Man freed from Greenville creek with garden hose

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:20 PM


A quick-thinking resident helped to rescue a man this afternoon who was hanging onto a tree, trapped in the high waters of the Greenville Creek.

The Greenville resident heard the man yelling for help around 1:30 p.m. and tossed out a garden hose near the East Fourth Street bridge, our media partner BlueBag Media reported.

>> Water rescue involves child in Shelby County

The man, described as in his early to middle 20s, caught the hose and used it to free himself from the high water. His name was not released. He was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

It was not clear how long he had been in the water, nor why he was in the creek.

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Flooding and high waters affect roads across area

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Many rivers in the Dayton area are in flood stages due to all the rain that we've gotten over the last few weeks.

Flooding overnight is still affecting the area with road closures due to high water.

>> Trooper: Turn around when water covers roadway

  • Central Avenue is closed at the city limits of West Carrollton and Miamisburg
  • Part of Treibein Road in Beavercreek is closed
  • State Route 725 is closed between Penewit and Lower Bellbrook roads in Spring Valley
  • Lower Springboro Road is closed from Pioneer Boulevard in Springboro to Fourth Street in Franklin
  • Franklin-Trenton Road is closed from Martz-Paulin Road to the city of Franklin
  • The 200 block of Corwin Avenue is closed in Wayne Twp.
  • The 5000 block of Middletown Road at the covered bridge is closed in Wayne Twp.

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Area rivers in flood stage due to recent rain

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Many rivers in the Dayton area are in flood stages due to all the rain that we've gotten over the last few weeks.

Many rivers are in flood stages due to the recent rains, which included a record-breaking day for Dayton, which saw 1.84 inches of rain Saturday to surpass the old daily rainfall record of 1.63 inches set in 2016.

>> Weekend rain sets record; how much did you get?

With all the rain, the Great Miami River in Dayton is expected to crest around 7 p.m. today at 32.2 feet, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

>> High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Other rivers are considered in minor flood stage, such as the Mad River near Springfield, the Little Miami River near Spring Valley in Greene County and the Great Miami River near Middletown in Butler County. These rivers are expected to recede heading into Monday.

The Great Miami River near Sidney is expected to crest in minor flood stage early Monday, then recede, Collar said.

There are flood alerts over the next couple days.

By Riverscape and whitewater chute
  • Flood Warning through 6 p.m. Monday along the Little Miami River in parts of Greene and Warren counties
  • Along the Great Miami River, a Flood Warning lasts through 7:32 p.m. Monday in Shelby County; and to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Butler County near Middletown

>> Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

There’s a lag between the heavy rain and water levels rising, which is why creeks, streams and rivers won’t recede until the start to the new week, Zontini said.

>> Flooding: Know your risks

The Great Miami River is expected to crest, or hit its highest levels, this weekend. 

In Troy, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 13.6 feet Sunday, and in Dayton, the river is expected to crest, also Sunday, at 32.2 feet. And in Middletown, the Great Miami River is expected to crest at 12.4 feet Sunday.

The Stillwater River in Englewood is expected to crest Monday at 33.6 feet.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

When the river does crest, here are the areas that will see flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

ENGLEWOOD (Stillwater River)

  • 23 feet: Martindale Road, Old Springfield Road and the road to the MetroPark are all closed
  • 25 feet: Martindale Road, old Springfield Road and the road to the MetroPark are covered by 2 to 3 feet of water

DAYTON (Great Miami River)

  • 27.5 feetBike trail will be flooded
  • 30 feet: Flooding occurs near Rip Rap Road between Bridgewater and Little York roads near Huber Heights

SIDNEY (Great Miami River)

  • 10 feet: The river approaches the bank on the west side of Custenborder Field. At stages above 10 feet, city officials begin flood operations.
  • 11 feet: Custenborder Field has some flooding of perimeter areas, along with flooding occurring in low spots on Miami River Road
  • 12 feet: The river reaches the bank on Riverside Drive, with flooding of Custenborder Field at the east river intake. Homes and properties will experience flooding along the river on Riverside Drive from the BK Root Beer stand to the city limits
MIDDLETOWN (Great Miami River)
  • 11 feetSome flooding occurs on private property areas along either side of Ohio 73 from the east side of the river approaching Excello. Middletown is protected by levees and floodgates to 24 feet.

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