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Cuyahoga Falls storm damage could reach seven figures
Residents have until Wednesday to submit damage estimates to city website, mayor says total bill could reach 'seven figures'
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Heavy rains caused $500,000 damage to City Hall after a deluge hit the region last week. Cities across Ohio are still assessing damage from the storms.
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Cities across northeast Ohio are facing a deadline to submit damage estimates from storms that swept through the region one week ago.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters says heavy rains caused half-a-million dollars worth of damage to City Hall when flood waters swept into a lower level computer center.

He says residents have until Wednesday to submit rough estimates of household damage, which Walters says could run into the millions.

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“We have five homes condemned right now -  the basement walls caved in from the hydrostatic pressure -  so when you add up the damage to not just the homes, but the contents.  Some people had five – six feet of water in their basement, and now you’re talking furnace, water heater, washer, dryer -  just on a huge scale, I’m sure we’re up to seven figures if you add all that.”

Summit County declared a state of emergency last Friday.  County officials are expected to submit damage estimates to the state within the next few weeks.

The state could then seek federal disaster relief funding.

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I didn't know there was help for the storm we had. I have damage to my basement walls my dryer, all my holiday decorations and much more. Please help!


Posted by: Judy Seger (1992 Sedro street) on May 20, 2014 12:05PM
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