Flood warning until 2:45 a.m. Monday

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood warning for Erie and Lorain counties until 2:45 a.m. Monday.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood warning for Erie and Lorain counties until 2:45 a.m. Monday.

Some ice jam flooding was reported on the Vermilion River in Vermilion. Also minor flooding occurred on the Black River in Elyria.

The ice jams were caused by the rapid snow melting that occurred over the last couple of days. As the water runs off into the river, the ice begins to move and sometimes jams.

The potential for ice jam flooding will continue into this evening as the snow continues to melt and the water runs off into the rivers.

Other streams and creeks in Lorain and Erie counties may also experience ice jam flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

If you live near a river or stream with ice on it, be aware of the potential for some movement of the ice and the possibility of some flooding.

If flooding occurs be ready to move to safety. When ice jams occur, the rivers level rises quickly.