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A look at the Black Fork flowing through the dowtown Shelby area as Monday's storm moved through.

8:45 a.m. Tuesday 

Later on Tuesday morning, Shelby police reported some street flooding, flooding of tennis court areas and said to expect reports of basement flooded.

No major property damage or evacuations were ordered.

"We had just low-lying areas flooded" but the water did come over the banks of the Black Fork and flooded the Skiles football fall, city of Shelby project coordinator Joe Gies reported Tuesday morning. The field flooding later receded, leaving the field wet.

"Besides that, we are doing pretty well," Gies said.

As far as reports of residential damage, "I think there was some water that got in basements and so forth, but from what I've seen, no structural (damage)," Gies said.

"We used our gauges and everything to help out and make decisions," Gies said of the storm. "The police did a nice job of notifying businesses so they could come down and make preparations. But fortunately, we didn't need to do too much. So everything is good."

8 a.m. update

With rain continuing late Monday, Shelby police were keeping an eye on the river as a flood warning was issued in the region.

"The Black Fork is getting to a critical stage," Shelby police said in a Facebook post. "We are starting to notify downtown business owners. Stay tuned for updates. Heavy rain forecasted thru the night."

"Due to heavy rains several roads within the city of Shelby are flooded and citizens & business owners are advised to check properties," police said in a followup text message.

Later on Tuesday morning, Shelby police reported some street flooding, flooding of tennis court areas and said to expect reports of basement flooded.

No major property damage or evacuations were ordered.

The National Weather Service on late Monday issued a flood warning that included Shelby.

"At 10:35 p.m. doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain over portions of north central Ohio that will cause flooding. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen and another inch of rain is possible overnight," the weather service said in a written statement.

"Local law enforcement has reported several closed roads due to high water in eastern Morrow and southwestern Knox Counties. Heavier rain entering western Richland, eastern Crawford, and western Huron Counties over the next hour or two will allow for flooding into these areas during the overnight hours," the statement read.

"Some locations that will experience flooding include Mount Gilead, Galion, Shelby, Bellevue, Willard, Ontario, Lexington, Crestline, Plymouth, Centerburg, Chesterville, Sparta, Waterford, North Fairfield, Edison, Marengo, Tiro, Fulton and Iberia," the weather service said.

The flood warning was set to expire at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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A link to further updates from police is available at: https://bit.ly/3g3JknC

Updates from the National Weather Service are available at bit.ly/310bWXJ

11 p.m. Monday

With rain continuing late Monday, Shelby police were keeping an eye on the river as a flood warning was issued in the region.

"The Black Fork is getting to a critical stage," Shelby police said in a Facebook post. "We are starting to notify downtown business owners. Stay tuned for updates. Heavy rain forecasted thru the night."

"Due to heavy rains several roads within the city of Shelby are flooded and citizens & business owners are advised to check properties," police said in a followup text message.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning that included Shelby.

"At 10:35 p.m. doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain over portions of north central Ohio that will cause flooding. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen and another inch of rain is possible overnight," the weather service said in a written statement.

"Local law enforcement has reported several closed roads due to high water in eastern Morrow and southwestern Knox Counties. Heavier rain entering western Richland, eastern Crawford, and western Huron Counties over the next hour or two will allow for flooding into these areas during the overnight hours," the statement read.

"Some locations that will experience flooding include Mount Gilead, Galion, Shelby, Bellevue, Willard, Ontario, Lexington, Crestline, Plymouth, Centerburg, Chesterville, Sparta, Waterford, North Fairfield, Edison, Marengo, Tiro, Fulton and Iberia," the weather service said.

A link to further updates from police is available at: https://bit.ly/3g3JknC

Updates from the National Weather Service are available at bit.ly/310bWXJ

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