Severe storms trigger ‘100-year flood’ in Cleveland, Ohio

Severe storms trigger ‘100-year flood’ in Cleveland, Ohio

Posted by Julie Celestial on March 30, 2020 at 15:50 UTC (1 hour ago)
Categories: Featured articles, Floods, Severe storms

Severe storms trigger '100-year flood' in Cleveland, Ohio

Heavy overnight storms in Ohio, U.S. triggered a major flood in Cleveland on Sunday, March 29, 2020. According to the National Weather Service (NSW), the Cuyahoga River reached 6.6 m (21.6 feet), which is considered to be a major flood and also its seventh-highest level on record. Several people had to be rescued in some areas; roads and streets were closed, and a few utility customers remained without power until Monday morning, March 30.

Widespread inundations had resulted in a number of rescues in the area. One man in the city’s East Side was saved from the basement of his apartment after the water levels reached as high as his chest.

Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo said the crew had to break a window by bending steel bars to save the man. One of the firemen was injured during the rescue operation.