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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'

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Jeff St. Clair
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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