High winds, flooding leave behind damage across Ohio

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have been rescuing people from their homes and cars who’ve been stranded by flooding in western and central Ohio.

Firefighters in Fairfield County near Lancaster shuttled out at least a dozen people early Wednesday after their neighborhoods were surrounded by several feet of water.

In the Springfield area, crews rescued a woman trapped in her car and a man who came to help after she drove around a road closed sign and got caught in high water.

The flooding follows strong winds possibly from tornadoes that knocked down utility poles and wires and damaged buildings Tuesday.

National Weather Service investigators plan to survey damage Wednesday in areas including Grove City just south of Columbus and in rural areas near Springfield and Dayton to determine what caused it.