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Flood warning issued for Norwalk

• Updated Nov 19, 2017 at 4:26 PM

A flood warning for the city of Norwalk has been issued until further notice.

The warning was issued through the Huron County alert system just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

Rain the fell throughout the day Saturday, including downpours that were heavy at times, has caused a number of roads to have areas of flooding. The sheriff’s office has listed some of the area road closings.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning that will remain in effect until 5:15 a.m. Sunday for Huron, Erie and Seneca counties.

At 9:28 p.m., local law enforcement reported numerous flooded roads across the warned area from earlier storms. Doppler radar and rain gauges reported rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches of rain have already fallen. Additional showers will produce less than a half an inch of rainfall.

Avoid flooded roads and swollen creeks and streams. Flood waters should recede early Sunday morning.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Sandusky, Tiffin, Norwalk, Fostoria, Western Vermilion, Bellevue, Willard, New London, Plymouth, Green Springs, Northern Milan, Milan, Wakeman, Bloomville, Castalia, New Riegel, Greenwich, Monroeville, Attica and Berlin Heights.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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A wind advisory for the region remains in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday.

A strong cold front will move across the forecast area this evening. Behind the front gusty northwest winds will increase behind the front. Wind gusts of 50 mph or stronger are possible, especially near the Lake Erie shoreline.

Northwest at 20 to 35 mph. Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible.

Downed branches and power lines. Objects that are not secured such as trash cans or lawn furniture may be blown away.

Winds of this magnitude can cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists should use caution especially motorists in high profile vehicles.

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