Flooding didn’t stop the show in Warren

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The band warmed up, crews put up signs and the crowd lined up for a night of River Rock at the Amp in Warren.

“It’s a miracle it actually happened,” said Ken Haidaris.

On Wednesday, the Mahoning River in Warren turned mighty when nearly four inches of rain fell setting it up to flood Thursday. Perkins Park looked more like a water park. The flood water didn’t reach the amphitheater, but it came close, coming up to the concrete wall.

A lot of the damage remains and some roads are closed, but things are rocking once again at the amphitheater.

Kit Carson and his wife were worried their Saturday summer tradition was going to be cancelled because of flooding. They were thrilled the show went on as planned.

“We very, very rarely do we ever miss a show, and this is our spot,” said Carson.

River Rock at the Amp organizers said crews in Warren did a great job cleaning up, and this isn’t the first time flooding like this has happened.

“Our experience is, it comes up quick and it goes down quick,” said Haidaris.

This is Robert Lewis’ first concert of the summer, when he saw all the flood water, he thought the worst.

“We were figuring the concert was going to be cancelled,” said Lewis.

He was happy the show went on and enjoyed the evening.

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