Parts of Ohio brace for more possible flooding after week of rain, thunderstorms


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Parts of Ohio are bracing for more potential flooding to wrap up a soggy work week of rain and thunderstorms across many parts of the state.

Flood and flash flood warnings were in effect Friday morning in parts of Athens, Morgan, Vinton and Jackson counties in southeast Ohio, and numerous flood advisories were in effect in the eastern and southern parts of the state.

WKYC reports ( ) flooding in Tuscarawas (tus-kuh-RAW'-uhs) and Harrison counties Thursday turned yards into lakes and kept many drivers off the roads.

In central Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) lightning Thursday in Delaware County severed telephone service for the sheriff's office and many county employees.

Ohio was expected to see several mostly dry days after rainy conditions moved out of the state later Friday.

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