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Floods damage rural OH

Floodwaters rushed through rural northeast Ohio, tearing homes from their foundations.

BY SUSAN KIM | LISBON, Ohio | August 28, 2004

Floodwaters rushed through rural northeast Ohio on Saturday, tearing homes from their foundations in Columbiana County, according to a dispatcher at the sheriff’s office.

About 60 people were in a shelter at a high school in Lisbon, Ohio, because their homes were either destroyed or damaged.

The town of Lisbon was without water because several major water lines sustained damage.

The water carved a 65-foot deep crater into a roadway near Salem. Ashtabula County, as well as the town of the town of McComb in Hancock County, also reported flood damage.

Six inches of rain fell in about six hours Friday night into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

On Saturday night, some 4,000 people in the area had no power.

Two deaths - due to a traffic accident - were blamed on the weather.


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