Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), provided emergency housing on Sunday evening after more than four inches of rain fell in a short period of time, causing flash flooding. The Daily Record reported the story. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Roads reopening; flood warning continues after over 400 evacuated
Several area roads have begun to reopen Monday morning after flash flooding struck large portions of southern Wayne County Sunday night.
Shortly after 2 a.m., the City of Wooster reported U.S. 30, which had been closed at Madison Avenue, had reopened. Madison Avenue itself also has been reopened, as has S. Bever Street and Old Lincoln Way. As of 8 a.m., Vine Street, S. Grant Street and Bauer Road have also reopened, though the city warned small debris still may be in the roadways. …
Earlier in the evening, eight individuals were rescued from North Bauer Road, an area that typically floods during heavy rains. Lara Kiefer, director of the Lake Erie/Heartland chapter of the American Red Cross, confirmed that her agency had been asked by the Wayne County Emergency Management Agency to open a shelter at Grace Church on Burbank Road for evacuees. A shelter opens, she said, when 35 people or more experience flooding that threatens their living area.
Evacuees were expected from Prairie Lane, plus a few other neighborhoods in the Wooster area, she said.
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