Ohio Braces for Flooding

Storms, tornadoes shake Midwest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2011 4:27 AM CST
Bob Petralia, left, and Jeremy Gardner walk through high waters Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in Eastlake, Ohio.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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(Newser) – Towns throughout Ohio and parts of the Midwest braced for more flooding Tuesday, a day after storms and tornadoes damaged buildings and homes in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Three tornadoes touched down in Indiana on Monday. A tornado destroyed three homes in Kentucky's Henry County, northeast of Louisville, and six people were treated at a hospital in Maryville, Ill., where the storm tore off part of the roof at a church.

A mix of melting snow and heavy rain threatens flooding in all 88 of Ohio's counties, the National Weather Service says, particularly around Findlay, south of Toledo, which was swamped by a catastrophic flood in 2007. Thousands of people have been left without power and crews in boats rescued around 30 people in affected areas, including a group trapped in a mobile home park in western Ohio.

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