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Storm soaks Decatur

June 23, 2014

Vehicles on Mix Avenue following Sunday’s downpour.

    The city of Decatur received 1.33 inches of rain in the span of about half an hour after a pop-up thunderstorm sat — and sat — over the city late Sunday afternoon.
    Sunday’s forecast called for a slight chance of rain, however the downpour that ensued during the isolated storm was probably not what most residents were expecting. Several city and county roadways were flooded, causing havoc for those driving through the city.
    While the cloudburst continued to hover over Decatur before moving off toward the Van Wert area, towns immediately surrounding the city saw little — if any — rain. A resident of Magley, just west of Decatur, reported no rain fell in that area while a resident near Willshire, just across the Indiana/Ohio line, reported just a short sprinkling of the wet stuff.
    The downpour may have caused widespread flooding for residents to deal with, but the high water was almost as short-lived as the storm itself and most roadways were clear by late Sunday evening.

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