Widespread, substantial flooding reported in Butler County

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 7:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:22 PM

A creek on the west side of Hamilton nearly overflowed it's banks during heavy rain Wednesday evening.

UPDATE @ 8:20 p.m.: There is widespread, substantial flooding in certain areas" throughout Butler County, a dispatcher with the sheriff’s office said.

There are flooding issues in Hamilton and in the village of Seven Mile in St. Clair Twp., in Butler County.  

RELATED: Several rescued after high water traps them at Sebald Park in Butler Co. 

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A Butler County sheriff’s dispatcher said there were a few places on U.S. 127 that have water over the road way. He said there were about a half-dozen houses in Seven Mile that had flooding.  

He said there were some roads flooded on the west side of Hamilton and a few on Hamilton’s East Side. The dispatcher said there was an power outage on the west side of Hamilton.

INITIAL REPORT

A downed tree limb hit a power line on Washington Mill Road and has knocked out electric service to approximately 141 customers in Greene County, Dayton Power & Light spokeswoman Kelly Millhouse said. 

A crew is on scene, making repairs, she said. 

Storms and crazy clouds crept into the Miami Valley Wednesday.

According to Greene County Sheriff's dispatch, a tree and power lines were reported down about 4:40 p.m., in the 3100 block of Washington Mill Road, southeast of Bellbrook and southwest of Xenia.