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Residents assess damage after torrential rain caused flooding issues across Cincinnati

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Residents assess damage after torrential rain caused flooding issues across Cincinnati

OKAY RANDY THANK YOU. WE'LL CHECK BACK IN SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOODS ACROSS THE GREATER CINCINNATI AREA ARE WAKING UP TO DAMAGE AND OTHER IMPACTS FROM THOSE STRONG STORMS THAT SWEPT THROUGH OUR REGION. YEAH, AND YOU CAN SEE IT HERE. I MEAN, HOMES, CARS, ROADS SUBMERGED AFTER A TORRENTIAL RAIN POUNDED LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS, WLWT NEWS FIVE'S TODD -- IS LIVE FROM COLUMBIA-TUSCULUM WITH SOME OF THE AREAS DEALING WITH CLEANUP TODAY. TODD. YEAH, GOOD MORNING GUYS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGING MORNING FOR A LOT OF FAMILIES THROUGHOUT GREATER CINCINNATI. RANDI JUST MENTIONING SOME RAIN. THERE WAS A LIGHT SHOWER HERE IN COLUMBIA-TUSCULUM. IT'S MOVED OUT. SO THAT'S SOME GOOD NEWS. DRY NOW BUT VERY COLD. AND THAT THOSE ARE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT THE OWNER OF THIS CAR YOU SEE BEHIND ME HERE THAT WAS LIKELY SUBMERGED IN WATER LAST NIGHT, GOING TO BE DEALING WITH THIS MORNING. THANKFULLY THAT WATER HAS SUBSIDED. WANT TO SHOW YOU LOOK LIKE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE. THAT WAS THE CASE THOUGH LAST EVENING. WE'RE ON EMPRESS AVENUE. THIS IS NEAR THE PRECINCT. THE JEFF RUBY RESTAURANT ON DELTA AVENUE IN COLUMBIA PARKWAY IN THAT AREA. NOT THE FIRST TIME FLOODING HAS HAPPENED HERE. AND NEIGHBORS TELLING US THAT A SEWER ISSUE BLEW THE CAP OFF A DRAIN, LEADING TO THE EXTENSIVE FLOODING THAT WE SAW HERE LAST NIGHT. WE SPOKE WITH A MOTHER OF FIVE WHO HAD JUST MOVED INTO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AGO. SHE TELLS US. SHE RUSHED HOME LAST NIGHT TO FIND ALL OF HER VALUABLES DESTROYED, AND HER DOG FLOATING IN HER HOME. I WANT TO SAY SOMETIME IN THE LATE EVENING, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TIME WE WERE AT WALMART RUNNING ERRANDS, AND THEN WHEN WE CAME HOME, WE SEEN EVERYTHING FLOATING IN THE BACKYARD. AND THEN I STARTED FREAKING OUT BECAUSE OUR DOG IS HOME. SO THEN WE WENT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR. WE HAD A BUS THROUGH THE CHAIN AND CAME DOWN HERE AND WE FOUND HER STANDING ON TOP OF BOXES DOWN HERE. IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING, SUPER OVERWHELMING BECAUSE WE JUST GOT HERE AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET SITUATED AND YEAH, NO OTHER WAY TO DESCRIBE IT THAN OVERWHELMING. CERTAINLY FEEL FOR HER JUST ABOUT A MILE UP THE ROAD HERE, MOUNT LOOKOUT SQUARE DRIVERS. WE SAW THEM PUSHING THROUGH WATER THAT WAS RUSHING ON THE ROADWAYS, CREATING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN A VERY BUSY PART OF TOWN. AGAIN, THIS ALL HAPPENING VERY QUICKLY. LAST NIGHT WE'RE TOLD THE FLOWER POT YOU SEE THERE, THEY'RE ABOUT TWO FEET TALL AND YOU CAN SEE ONE FLOATED RIGHT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. AND THEN IN AVONDALE, THAT'S A GOOD DISTANCE AWAY FROM WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW. THAT'S NEAR THE CINCINNATI ZOO. THIS AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHERN AVENUE AND LAWRENCE AVENUE. YOU CAN SEE MORE HIGH WATER CAUSING ISSUES THERE. THE HOOD OF A CAR SUBMERGED IN WATER AFTER HEAVY RAINS. SO THAT'S REFLECTIVE REALLY, OF JUST HOW WIDESPREAD THE DAMAGE WAS LAST NIGHT. AND WILL BE. PEOPLE WILL BE WAKING UP TO THIS MORNING DEALING WITH A LOT OF HEADACHES BACK HERE. LIVE IN COLUMBIA, TUSCULUM. WORK LEFT TO DO FOR NEIGHBORS WHO, FOR EXAMPLE, THE PERSON WHO OWNS THIS CAR BEHIND ME. AND THERE IS ANOTHER ONE JUST TO MY LEFT. LEFT BEHIND ME. SO, YOU KNOW, JUST A WATERY MESS. LAST NIGHT, TURNING INTO, AGAIN, A PRETTY SERIOUS HEADACHE THIS MORNING FOR CAR AND HOMEOWNERS THROUGHOUT CINCINNATI. FOR NOW, REPORTING LIVE HERE IN COLUMBIA. TUSCULUM, TODD -- WL

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Residents assess damage after torrential rain caused flooding issues across Cincinnati

Several neighborhoods across the greater Cincinnati area are waking up to damage and other impacts from strong storms swept through the region. Homes, cars, and roads submerged after torrential rain pounded local neighborhoods.Columbia Tusculum is one of numerous neighborhoods that dealt with flooding as those rounds of storms rolled in.Cars were at one time completely submerged by water on Delta Avenue and Columbia Parkway.And it's not the first time this has happened.Neighbors tell WLWT a sewer issue blew the cap off of a drain leading to the extensive flooding.WLWT spoke with a mother of five, who just moved into the neighborhood less than two weeks ago.She said she rushed home to find all of her valuables destroyed and her dog floating throughout the home. "I want to say sometime in the late evening, I don't know exactly what time we were at Walmart running errands. And then when we came home, we seen everything floating in the backyard. And then I started freaking out because our dog is home. So then we went through the front door. We had a bus through the chain and came down here and we found her standing on top of boxes down here," Brianna Dimauro said. "It's very overwhelming, super overwhelming because we just got here and we're just trying to get situated."Just a mile up the road near Mount Lookout square, drivers were pushing through water rushing on the roadways, creating some dangerous driving conditions in a very busy part of town.And in Avondale by the Cincinnati Zoo, near the intersection of Northern Avenue and Larona Avenue high water was causing issues.A lot of work left for neighbors who cars are still in Columbia Tusculum after being submerged.Chances are hundreds of home across greater Cincinnati are dealing with some type of flooding aftermath following all that rain.

CINCINNATI —

Several neighborhoods across the greater Cincinnati area are waking up to damage and other impacts from strong storms swept through the region.

Homes, cars, and roads submerged after torrential rain pounded local neighborhoods.

Columbia Tusculum is one of numerous neighborhoods that dealt with flooding as those rounds of storms rolled in.

Cars were at one time completely submerged by water on Delta Avenue and Columbia Parkway.

And it's not the first time this has happened.

Neighbors tell WLWT a sewer issue blew the cap off of a drain leading to the extensive flooding.

WLWT spoke with a mother of five, who just moved into the neighborhood less than two weeks ago.

She said she rushed home to find all of her valuables destroyed and her dog floating throughout the home.

"I want to say sometime in the late evening, I don't know exactly what time we were at Walmart running errands. And then when we came home, we seen everything floating in the backyard. And then I started freaking out because our dog is home. So then we went through the front door. We had a bus through the chain and came down here and we found her standing on top of boxes down here," Brianna Dimauro said. "It's very overwhelming, super overwhelming because we just got here and we're just trying to get situated."

Just a mile up the road near Mount Lookout square, drivers were pushing through water rushing on the roadways, creating some dangerous driving conditions in a very busy part of town.

And in Avondale by the Cincinnati Zoo, near the intersection of Northern Avenue and Larona Avenue high water was causing issues.

A lot of work left for neighbors who cars are still in Columbia Tusculum after being submerged.

Chances are hundreds of home across greater Cincinnati are dealing with some type of flooding aftermath following all that rain.

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