AKRON, Ohio - Severe storms in Summit County brought heavy rains to parts of Akron Thursday night.
Akron police said tons of streets are flooded, especially in the Copley, Wildwood and Delia areas.
Along Interstate 77 south in Summit County at about 7 p.m., whipping wind threw sticks and other debris all over cars. Motorists were driving with their flashers on and the highways were flood near Fleet Avenue.
The rain hit wish such force the dry ground has little chance to absorb much of the water, leading to the volume of runoff.
“It was coming down over that ban kjust like a fall and going in that back door,” Catherine Grant said.
Her basement was flood as the rains poured off the property of the school under construction just behind her house. Her basement turned into a basin and her dog tipped her off.
“The dog was carrying on and I thought it was because he wanted to go out here,” Grant said. “I come out here and there's water pouring out of the backyard and to the front and all the way down my front steps."
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A confirmed tornado touched down near Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon, sending travelers on the concourse, on planes and in the terminal scrambling to get into tornado shelters.
The National Weather Service says at least six tornadoes touched down in Ohio during violent midweek storms.