Storms, flooding, power outages hit Mentor in Lake County

2-3 inches of rain fall in hour

MENTOR, Ohio - Mentor residents dealt with flooding and power outages Saturday.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for Lake Co.

The Mentor Fire Department said the entire city was experiencing flooding because the sewer systems were not taking in water from the rainfall. However, Mentor police say the water started to recede at about 4 p.m. No major damage was reported.

Motorists had to deal with traffic lights that were out for some time.

NewsChannel5 photojournalist Gary Abrahamsen took some of the above pictures at Route 306 and Bellflower Road. And Heather McClain took photos on Lake Street. 

Slow-moving storms brought heavy rainfall. The national weather service said 2-3 inches of rain fell in an hour.

(Follow the Power of 5 Storm Tracking Radar for the latest radar image of storms in the Northeast Ohio region. )

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.

Eastlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick are not having any issues flooding or damage.

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