Crews work to clear drains as Tuesday’s storms flood the Miami Valley

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 4:43 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 3:32 AM

Crews work to clear drains

Storms swept through the Miami Valley Monday night flooding the area, but with more rain on Tuesday crews worked to assure that the drainage systems didn’t get overwhelmed.

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News Center 7’s John Bedell saw severe flood damage while in Warren County Tuesday.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation told him that their crews are working to keep storm debris and litter away from storm drain grates to keep freeways free of high water.

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“We had to have had over two inches in an hour,” said Diana Sharp of Corwin. “I mean it was pouring and it just didn’t stop.”

“Very tired of it. We’ve had such a wet spring; I’m ready for summer,” Sharp said.

Joe Felker posted a photo to the WHIO Facebook page Monday night of flooding in Waynesville.

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“They took the picture from I think the BP from back this way; it was completely full in this parking lot and up to the BP,” Sharp said. “I mean it looked like a lake. It didn’t look like a parking lot.”

In Montgomery County, crews are working to get as much tornado debris as they can out of the Stillwater River in particular, said the engineer’s office.