July 1, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
69°F

Flash flood watch through day for Lorain County

CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for 26 counties in Ohio, including Lorain County, until 11 p.m. tonight. The watch — which means conditions are favorable for a flood — comes as thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon and evening, with more than two inches of rain expected in Read More…

Heavy rain damages Law Road in Grafton Twp.

Culvert-SLIDE

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

Field-SLIDE

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…

12 missing after Texas flooding sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that Read More…

Storms cross California, but won’t help drought

SAN FRANCISCO — Scattered showers, cold air and near-winter temperatures rolled in to some parts of Northern California, an unusually cold spring storm that forecasters say will drop snow on barren mountains but will do little to help fix the drought. “It’s a start but it’s just not enough,” said National Weather Service Forecaster Diana Read More…

Basements flood, roads closed after Lorain County hit with heavy rainfall

Weather slider

The heavy rainfall over Lorain County early Tuesday morning led to temporary road closings and scattered reports of water in basements. The lightning that came with it also forced the temporary evacuation of the old Southview Middle School in Lorain, now known as the Lorain High School Annex, after lightning struck near the building. Lorain Read More…