Parma hit with flash flooding; city crews working to help residents in need

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PARMA, Ohio — Flash flooding swallowed up parts of Parma on Friday and left behind a big mess along the way.

According to a press release from the city, the heavy rains caused some streets and basements to flood.

“What’s truly frustrating about this situation is that there is no quick fix to what is a regional problem,” they wrote.

They went on to say that crews are working to help homeowners and will be picking up damaged property over the weekend.

Residents dealing with sewage backups are asked to call the Cuyahoga County Sewer Department.

“The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is working to understand the reasons behind the flooding in Parma and in other communities so those issues can be addressed properly,” they said in the press release. “We’re also working to examine the cause of the flooding today to understand whether there are short-term remedies available to us.”

Read Parma’s full statement here.

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