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Dozens flee OH flood

Northeast Ohio was inundated with 10 inches of rain Friday morning, forcing at least 100 people to evacuate.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | July 28, 2006

Northeast Ohio was inundated with 10 inches of rain Friday morning, forcing at least 100 people to evacuate.

Lake County - east of Cleveland - was the most affected area. A state of emergency was declared Friday morning. Emergency crews were using boats to rescue stranded residents, said county officials.

The Grand River is four feet above flood stage in the city of Painesville, and was expected to rise another foot, according to the National Weather Service.

In Eastlake, officials opened City Hall as a shelter for stranded residents. In nearby Mentor, street flooding was severe as well.

At least some homes hit by flooding this time around were hit earlier this summer by flooding as well.


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