Dozens of cars trapped in Dayton Mall flood

Dayton Mall floods after heavey rain on Friday, June 20th (Photo WDTN/Brooke Moore)

MIAMI TOWNSHIP , Ohio (WDTN) – A line of thunderstorms moving across the region triggered flash flooding in southern Montgomery County Friday afternoon.

Perhaps hardest hit was the Dayton Mall and the surrounding area in Miami township.

Sections of the mall’s parking lot flooded, leaving cars sitting in water up to the windows, some with people trapped inside.

The low lying stretch of State Route 725 where it runs underneath Interstate 75 also flooded. One motorist told 2 NEWS the flooding there was “almost the size of a small pond.”

Despite all that happened, no injuries, other than to the dozens of swamped vehicles, were reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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