Flooded Geauga County residents can call 211 for help

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MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Many people were still cleaning up Monday morning after flash flooding caused problems all over the area.

Anyone in Geauga County who endured flood damage who was in need of assistance was asked to call 211.

One of the hardest hit areas was Middlefield Township in Geauga County, where at least eight people had to be rescued by boat.

It happened at the Grove Manor Apartments.

A councilman tells Fox 8 News the water was about three feet deep across the roadway.

The first floor of the apartments was also swamped by the water.

In Shaker Heights, many homes couldn't escape flooding.

"The water outside wasn't bad at all.  I just came downstairs and looked downstairs, there was probably about six inches of water," Marcie Carrier said of her Lomond basement.  "It's awful, I couldn't believe it.  We have been here 15 years and it has never ever happened, it's our whole block."

No one was hurt, but a councilman in Middlefield said he hasn't seen flooding like this in decades.

For more on Sunday’s storms and flooding, click here.


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