How heavy storms and flash floods impacted residents and businesses

The torrential rainfall that hit the Cincinnati area beginning Wednesday evening into Friday evening caused damages to businesses and homes. People reported power outages, downed trees, and destruction of their property over the past three days.

The National Weather Service reported parts of Hamilton County received over five inches of rain. The areas that saw the highest amounts of rainfall include Mount Healthy, College Hill, Wyoming and Colerain Township. 

Toppled trees and power outages 

Thousands of Duke Energy customers across in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky experienced power outages that lasted hours in some cases beginning Wednesday night. 

Residents fed up

A rally was held at the city hall in Norwood Friday as residents fed up with the flooding in their neighborhood demanded action. Those at the rally said the heavy rainfall on Wednesday damaged their homes and said it's a problem that's been occurring for years. 

Businesses had to close temporally 

Zip's Cafe in Mt. Lookout is closed this weekend due to flooding from heavy rains. In a Facebook post on Thursday, restaurant officials said they had "never seen Delta Ave. look quite like this." They plan to be closed through July 4. 

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