Evacuations reported from flooding in NE Ohio

VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Flooding from ice jams have led to evacuations along the Vermilion River and at least one rescue of a resident in northeast Ohio.

WEWS-TV and WJW-TV in Cleveland report that a homeowner and dog were rescued late Saturday morning by boat after being trapped in their home by flood waters and ice in the city about 30 miles west of Cleveland.

Police and fire officials did not immediately return calls.

The National Weather Service confirmed there were some evacuations, saying the most severe flooding is around the mouth of the Vermilion River.

Vermilion police had issued mandatory evacuations Saturday for residents on Riverside Drive in the northeast Ohio city.

The weather service says flood warnings remain in effect for several rivers across northern Ohio.

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