Ohio floods caused by a turtle that is stuck in drain; cops rescue ‘happy’ reptile

The police in Orrville, Ohio, rescued a turtle who is stuck in a drain that have contributed to a number of intense flooding after a storm.

(Orrville Police)

Maybe she was just trying to find Nemo.

Strong thunderstorms affected northeast Ohio Thursday, including the city of Orrville. The damage the storm caused fallen trees and flooding. But it seems that it is not only the rain, which is about the high water.

The Orrville Police shared a photo of water along Apple Avenue and warned the residents to avoid the area.

A short time later, the police turned out to be the “perpetrator” to the excessive flooding: a turtle.

“She was stuck in the drain, safely removed and set free in a nearby creek,” the Orrville Police Department said on Facebook Thursday night, sharing a picture of the rescued animals. “As you can see she was happy to be rescued.”


The severe storms caused trees to fall on cars and left about 13,000 people without power in Cuyahoga and Summit counties, WJW-TV reported.

Orrville – the home of Smucker’s – is located just southwest of Akron.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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