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Geographically the Miami Valley is not in a location to experience the type of rainfall Texas accumulated with Harvey, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.
Due to the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey had a non-stop source of water to draw from, Vrydaghs said.
This helped to fuel the storm and continually add to the rain totals.
Although southwest Ohio can see tropical moisture stream from the gulf, it has to travel a long distance, limiting the amount of water that can make the trip, Vrydaghs added.
In June 2015 a sewer pump failure near downtown caused areas of Monument Avenue and the surrounding streets to flood, which led to city officials opening the flood gates to help alleviate the flooding on the roads.