SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — After two days of precipitation over the weekend, an early Sunday morning storm’s heavy rain triggered 70 basements to flood in Seven Hills.
“Early Sunday morning (March 29), there was a serious storm that handed by way of the southern a part of Cuyahoga County,” Mayor Anthony D. Biasiotta mentioned. “Main streets — Broadview Street, Hillside Street and Chestnut Street — had been all blocked at one level within the morning.
“Sewer crews, who had been out at three a.m., had the entire streets opened in a short time. The road flooding was attributable to a sudden downpour — an extreme quantity of rain — in a brief time period, which created driving forces that pushed litter into the catch basins, leading to avenue backups.”
So far as basement flooding was involved, the mayor mentioned it was sporadic all through town, with the biggest focus between the south finish of Ward 1 and the north finish of Ward three — particularly John Glenn Drive to Chestnut Street.
“This storm was a bit atypical in that we had flooding scattered all through town versus a few areas,” Biasiotta mentioned. “We had a serious rain occasion final yr the place there have been a number of sewer-related points. This time round, we had that, however as well as many new properties skilled first-time flooding resulting from what gave the impression to be from overland water.
“The streets backed up, whereas streams and creeks overflowed. The water then backed up onto private property the place the bottom was already saturated. That contributed to flooding in areas of town that beforehand had not been hit.”
Metropolis Corridor logged each reported basement flooding and scheduled particular rubbish truck pickups for flood-damaged property left on tree lawns.
The mayor mentioned Seven Hills is concentrated on assuaging flooding points sooner or later.
“Final yr, we cleaned out twice as many sewers as we did within the earlier years,” Biasiotta mentioned. “We’re going to proceed to make giant investments within the sewers to maintain our residents secure.
“All of us have empathy and really feel for these impacted on this most up-to-date storm. We’re working very onerous to reduce these probabilities sooner or later — even understanding that properties had been flooded from Lorain County all the way in which to Geauga County. We’re dedicated to doing the whole lot we will right here in Seven Hills to enhance the state of affairs going ahead.”
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