Two people rescued from Monroe storage facility after flash flood

MONROE, Ohio - Water rescue units rescued two people by boat who were trapped in a storage facility due to flood waters Saturday afternoon.

Mason police confirmed they received a call made at Love-joy Storage on 238 Senate Drive in Monroe shortly before 2 p.m. about people caught in a flash flood.

Much of the Tri-State was under an flash flood warning earlier Saturday, as steady rain fell on an already water saturated region. Initial reports from the National Weather Service indicate nearby Sharonville received over 2.5 inches of rain by 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Crews initially had trouble getting to the storage facility doors due to standing water, and the people inside the unit could not get the doors open, according to police on the scene.

 


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