Large Amounts Of Rain Cause Flooding Concerns In Central Ohio

Large Amounts Of Rain Cause Flooding Concerns In Central Ohio (Image 1)

Several inches of rain on Saturday combined with warm temperatures created problems of flooding and high waters across central Ohio on Saturday.

Temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s melted mounds of snow leftover from the most recent snowfall. Additionally, Central Ohio received non-stop rain for most of Saturday. The snow melt as well as the new rain caused rivers and streams across central Ohio to begin rising.

Marion County was placed on a flood warning.

On Route 4 in Marion County, Logan Fisher and his friend were grateful to escape safely after their car slipped off the road in the dark and into a ditch which was filled with high water. The friends were on their way to a birthday party when they say another car pulled out in front of them causing them to swerve and slip off the road.

“It's pretty crazy. We got a little wet. Luckily we went in the ditch instead of the tree,” Fisher said.

Down the road in Prospect, Brandon Thomas, an employee at Dexter's convenience store, said the backyard of the store normally floods.

“The yard out back it's kind of hill shaped. It gets flooded pretty bad. It's right between the apartments and the store,” Smith said.

While most in Prospect are used to high waters and the possibility of flooding Smith said it does impact business at the store.

“Customers normally don't want to drive out. Cause it gets pretty bad, roads get flooded too,” Smith said.

Several other areas are also impacted by the rain and flood alerts. Stay with NBC4 on-air and online for the latest on weather alerts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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