4 Inches of Rain Fell in Kent in 5 Days
Hurricane Sandy to blame for much of the recent wet weather
Hurricane Sandy isn't completely to blame, but thanks to the super storm more than 4 inches of rain fell in the Kent area in five days.
Thomas Schmidlin, a geography professor at Kent State University, tracked the rain fall at his Franklin Township home from Friday through Tuesday evenings.
"We had 4.06 inches of rain from Friday night through 8 p.m. Tuesday," he said. "And steady — rain for 60 of 62 hours ending at 8 p.m Tuesday."
Schmidlin said the hurricane accounted for much of the rainfall on Monday and Tuesday. A cold front and associated low pressure delivered the rain prior to Monday and is what interacted with the hurricane to make it such a massive storm.
Ohio accounted for some of the highest rainfall numbers by state from the hurricane, according to AccuWeather.
Lorain, OH, racked up 4.29 inches of rain because of the hurricane, according to AccuWeather. The most rain from the storm fell in Virgina Beach, VA, where they saw 9.57 inches.
Kent-based The Davey Tree Expert Company, which has locations across the U.S., is dispatching hundreds of crews from around the country going to multiple locations on the East Coast to clear fallen trees and other similar debris.
"However, because Hurricane Sandy affected such an enormous area, some of the crews also are staying local to deal with the impact of the storm in their areas," spokeswoman Jennifer Lennox said.