NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Once again, Trumbull County was hammered with some heavy rainfall overnight Monday.
“You deal with the weather. You can’t do nothing with Mother Nature. That is what she does,” Douglas Boyle of Warren said.
Perkins Park was under water on Tuesday after the Mahoning River rose because of heavy rains.
“I have been watching it rise all night, watching the storms all night long just in the last couple of days,” Boyle said.
In the last 48 hours alone, some areas along U.S. Route 422 saw up to 3 inches of rain or more. On Tuesday in Niles, some residents of the Buckeye Mobile Home Park had to wade through almost knee-deep water to get to their front door.
One of those residents was Leslie Davies.
“This is the first time I have ever went through all the rain, all the flooding. I was worried about my shed, everything in it, about my trailer, underneath it, all the wires,” Davies said.
And even though the water went down from her home, she knows others had it much worse.
“It is nothing that you really want to go through ever, but it does happen. We don’t have it as worse than what other people do,” Davies said.
Even Chuck E. Cheese at the Eastwood Mall was closed for the day, and maybe even longer because of flooding in the restaurant. And overnight on Jefferson Street in Warren, one driver decided to back up after getting pretty deep in some high water.
“Whenever there is signs indicating high water and to take a detour, we would recommend to please do that because the signs are there for a reason,” Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said.
A law that took effect in March makes it punishable by up to a $2,000 fine if a motorist needs to be rescued because they ignored a high water sign.
Flooding was not the only problem closing roads in Trumbull County overnight. A tree fell over Nelson-Mosier Road in Braceville Township.
Neighbors said storms sent the tree crashing onto the road around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, bringing down a couple of power lines with it. An Ohio Edison worker arrived to cut the electricity.