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Two dead, one missing in flooding near Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) -- A father and a daughter died in Fairfax, a Cincinnati suburb, according to Fairfax Police Lt. Steve Kelly. The bodies were found in the basement of a house heavily damaged by floodwaters that partially covered the first floor.

Authorities in Symmes Township, in the Loveland area, say a sports utility vehicle was caught in high water from Sycamore Creek and its four occupants tried to reach dry ground but one of them, a 16-year-girl, was swept away into the creek.

The deluge of rain hit about 11:15 p.m. EDT and quickly sent Little Duck Creek out of its banks, flooding 200 to 250 homes in Fairfax. Residents in the area were being taken to an evacuation shelter and forced to higher ground.

There are road closings throughout Hamilton County, according to Hamilton County dispatch supervisor Dave Geis.

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