National Weather Service issues flood warning for part of Cuyahoga River in Independence


INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – The National Weather Service of Cleveland has issued a flood warning for part of the Cuyahoga River in Independence.

The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, NWS meteorologist Raelene Campbell said.

Campbell said there was a possibility that the warning could be extended due to the rain the area received on Saturday morning.

The water in the Cuyahoga River is usually around 6 feet on a normal day.

“With all that rain it’s now just under 16 and a half feet,” Campbell said. “So it rained a lot. “

The Valley View Fire Department also warned residents in a river flood alert. The river runs along the west side of Valley View.

“Heavy rains are expected for much of the day, which will cause moderate flooding in our region,” the alert said. “Please do not drive on roads with standing water and do not avoid road signs.”

Campbell also said to avoid crossing heavily flooded areas.

The forecast for Saturday is showers and possible thunderstorms. The maximum will be 73 degrees. There is a risk of heavy rains and gusts.

Saturday night will be foggy with a low around 63.

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