Storms bring heavy rain to Auglaize and Allen counties


By Bryan Reynolds - breynolds@limanews.com



A car was stuck by flooded water in an underpass on Elm Street on Monday.

A car was stuck by flooded water in an underpass on Elm Street on Monday.


David Briggs, Lima | Submitted photo

Using an umbrella, a pedestrian crosses Elizabeth Street during a torrential downpour in downtown Lima on Monday morning.

Using an umbrella, a pedestrian crosses Elizabeth Street during a torrential downpour in downtown Lima on Monday morning.


Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

WAYNESFIELD — Monday’s turbulent weather brought unsubstantiated reports of funnel clouds at around 12:30 p.m. at Blank Pike and Valley Road near Waynesfield.

There were also tornado warnings in Auglaize, Mercer and southeastern Allen counties around 9:45 p.m. Monday night. There were also reports of winds up to 50 mph with pea-sized hail and very heavy rain throughout the region.

“Our dispatch contacted a unit to look,” Auglaize County Chief Deputy Mike Eberle said. “The deputy reported back that he didn’t see any funnels.”

Troy Anderson, director of the Auglaize County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, reported not seeing any funnel cloud activity on radar, Eberle said.

There were no reports of wind or hail damage and no flooding reported by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office during the storms Monday.

There were also flood warnings issued for the Auglaize River near Fort Jennings, Ottawa River near Kalida and Blanchard River near Ottawa.

Allen County did not have any funnel cloud reports Monday afternoon, but residents did have to deal with a significant amount of rain, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Christopher Roller, of Syracuse, Indiana.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, a report of 0.8 inches of rain was reported from the Elida area, Roller said. Significantly more rain fell in the northern area of Allen County, though numbers were unavailable at the time, he said, as was information on possible wind damage in the county.

Allen County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Andre McConnahea reported a list of five Lima streets with high waters as of 4 p.m. Monday:

•Defiance Trail north of state Route 117.

•Collett Street between North Street and Wayne Street.

•Sugar Street and Robb Street.

•The 700 and 800 blocks of North Street.

•5400 block of North Dixie Highway.

A car was stuck by flooded water in an underpass on Elm Street on Monday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_Flooding-submitted-1.jpgA car was stuck by flooded water in an underpass on Elm Street on Monday. David Briggs, Lima | Submitted photo
Using an umbrella, a pedestrian crosses Elizabeth Street during a torrential downpour in downtown Lima on Monday morning.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_Downpour_01co-1.jpgUsing an umbrella, a pedestrian crosses Elizabeth Street during a torrential downpour in downtown Lima on Monday morning. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

By Bryan Reynolds

breynolds@limanews.com

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