Severe thunderstorms produced brilliant displays of lightning and poured almost an inch of rain onto Ottawa County late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning but didnít cause any known damage, says one local official.
According to the National Weather Service, more than 0.9 inches of rain fell on the area in the most recent bout of bad weather.
Ottawa County Emergency Operations Manager Frank Geasland said the sudden rains did cause some flash flooding in the Miami area but didnít result in property damage or personal injuries.
Waters swept over Highway 69A in front of Buffalo Run Casino, closing off to traffic that section of road from just before midnight to approximately 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Geasland said.
He said the storm also produced nickel-sized hail but that it didnít cause any damage that heís aware of.
While across the state line in Missouri winds reached recorded speeds of up to 75 miles per hour, no wind damage was reported in Ottawa County, Geasland said.
He also said that there were no official reports of a tornado or funnel clouds inside the county.
Separate sources noted that lightning caused some short-term power outages.