Mandatory evacuations underway for some Wooster neighborhoods due to flooding concerns

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Some residents are facing mandatory evacuations due to flooding concerns in the Wooster area.

According to the National Weather Service, the Wooster Fire Department says there's structural damage to some buildings as a result of swift moving water.

At least one structure has partially collapsed.

The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio says residents who have been forced from their homes because of the flooding can seek shelter at Grace Church located at 4599 Burbank Rd in Wooster.

It's unclear how many people have had to be evacuated.

The Wooster police captain says the city itself has not done any mandatory evacuations, however Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has for areas adjoining the city.

The fire department and dive team currently have ongoing water rescues.

The police captain adds that several roads in the city are closed along with SR 30. Officials remind drivers that if you come across flooded roadways or high waters to turn around, don't drown.

FOX 8 will provide updates as they become available.

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