Storm One of ‘Worst in History’ for Cuyahoga Falls

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in Cuyahoga Falls Monday

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Cuyahoga Falls officials said they will attempt to obtain emergency relief disaster funds after this week’s severe weather and flooding.

According to a release from the city, Cuyahoga Falls got about four inches of rainfall within a two-hour period Monday, in one of the worst storms in the city’s history. Flooding closed roads and schools and caused power outages.

The city got about 681 calls and 200 reports about flooded basements and other storm-related problems.

Bath Road from Akron-Peninsula Road to Northampton Road will be closed for an extended period. Hardy Road is closed to through-traffic between Theiss Road and Northhampton Road. Babb Run Park is also closed, as is the Summit County Public Health’s location on Graham Road.

The Summit County Emergency Management Agency is in the process of assessing damage in the area that happened as a result of the storms. If certain criteria is met, the area could qualify for funding.

For more information on the storms and the city’s efforts, click here.