Put-in-Bay experienced strong winds, heavy rain, and considerable flooding Saturday. Over an inch of rain in the last twenty-four hours, combined with fierce nor’easterly winds, caused damage to the hydraulic ramp at Miller Boat Line’s Lime Kiln Dock as two of the ferries anchored in the lee of the storm near South Bass Island State Park. In the village, high water covered several sections of State Route 357 from Perry’s Monument to Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Numerous mainland fishermen and local residents toured Island roads to witness the revised environment.
The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday afternoon includes: Showers. High near 45. Breezy, with a southeast wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.