September 4, 2015

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Flood problems continue for Avon Lake residents

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AVON LAKE — For the second time in a week, some Avon Lake residents woke up to water seeping up through their basement drains and soaking their belongings Saturday morning. Mark Adams, meteorologist from the National Weather Service, said the northern part of Lorain County was especially affected by rain that started about 11 p.m. Read More…

Avon Lake hit hardest by storms

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AVON LAKE — Residents were busy Tuesday picking up fallen tree branches and clearing items from soaked basements after several early morning storms. National Weather Service Meteorologist Zach Sefcovic said the northeast corner of Lorain County and northwest corner of Cuyahoga County were hit the hardest with 1.5 to 1.9 inches of rain falling between Read More…

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill move inland into Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Flood-weary Texans were bracing for heavy rain and possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill crept further inland early Wednesday. The center of the storm was expected to move northward just west of the Interstate 35 corridor, dropping 4 to 5 inches of rain on areas of Central Texas still Read More…

Avon proposing stricter regulation of development after flooding

AVON — More than a year after a storm flooded the southeastern end of Avon, the city is proposing stricter ordinances governing development in the area. City Council has approved several construction moratoriums in the area, the most recent of which is soon set to expire, since the flooding. The city has also prevented developer Read More…

Graves flooding in Avon cemetery

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AVON — Jayne Fisher stopped Monday at Resthaven Memory Garden to drop flowers at her mother’s grave. But getting to the plot wasn’t easy: She had to hop across graves to avoid standing water and even then, her sandal-clad feet often were submerged, she said. “Look at this,” Fisher said, while pointing to her family’s Read More…

Flooding sparks Ghana gas station blast; at least 73 dead

ACCRA, Ghana — Massive flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. The explosion took place as dozens sought shelter in gas station and nearby shops in central Accra to escape Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.

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GRAFTON TWP. — Hefty rains caused a culvert to lift through a road, leading to needed repairs with a hefty price tag. The culvert, on Law Road east of Island Road, cracked the pavement and caused the road to swell, Assistant Lorain County Engineer Bob Klaiber said. Law Road is a township road, but the Read More…

Farmers wait and see after field flooding

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For farmers in portions of Lorain County, it’s a wait-and-see scenario when it comes to finding out whether recently planted seed was affected by the weekend’s heavy rain. According to National Weather Service records, between 2.2 and 2.7 inches of rain hit the county between Saturday and Sunday. Fields in parts of Lorain County were Read More…

Flood fears continue in Texas

HOUSTON — Officials are closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge of last weekend. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto Rivers near Houston were the focus of attention as floodwaters from North and Central Texas moved downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, the death Read More…

Houston susceptible to floods despite controls; population boom doesn’t help

HOUSTON — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. “It happens fairly frequently,” says Sam Brody, director of Texas A&M University’s Center for Beaches and Shores. “Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a Read More…