Storms hit Valley

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Trumbull County was one of the harder hit areas Tuesday during severe storms.

In downtown Warren, heavy rains flooded out the roads around the Municipal Building on South Street. The wheels of Warren Police cars were covered in water in the parking lot of the police station.

The heaviest rain fell in the Warren area around 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. the sun had come out and the waters receded.

The rains caused several basements to flood in the Howland area. Basements and garages were flooded on Boston Avenue.

One of the homeowners said before she could event think about trying to move belongings out of the basement, it was flooded.

“I was down in the garage preparing for it and within maybe five minutes there was maybe three inches of water in the garage,” said homeowner Beth Walker. “I went to warn my grandmother about the damage in two minutes and I tried to open the basement door and there was feet upon feet of water.”

The family said this is only the second time there has been flooding like this in their neighborhood.

Standing water caused problems for drivers along Tibbetts-Wick Road in Girard.

In Niles, a doctor’s office had what is estimated as 4,000 gallons of water move through the parking lot and into the building. The owner said it is the second time in as many years that the business has been flooded.

In Columbiana County, two tornado warnings were issued.

U.S. Route 30 and Route 11 near the East Liverpool city limits was closed in the southbound lanes because of downed trees. Traffic was rerouted to the state Route 7/267 exit.

Downed trees and power lines also caused power outages in southern Columbiana County.


To see images from viewers of the storm, click here.


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