Storm Aftermath: Lake County Declared Disaster Area

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Meadowbrook in Mentor (7/20)

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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio– The flooding that hit many cities in Lake County on Saturday affected thousands of residents; it left many with damage to their homes.

On Monday, the Lake County Emergency Management Agency declared the county a local disaster area.

Officials said, the heaviest flood damage appears to have occurred in the western half of Lake County from Wickliffe to Mentor.

An application will be made through the state of Ohio to request federal disaster assistance.

For information on cleaning basements and dealing with drying impacted areas, CLICK HERE for a link to the Lake County Health District’s website.

Also, the American Red Cross is providing information. CLICK HERE for a link to that.

People living on their own, may dial “211” from a land line to request assistance.

Clean-up kits will be made available at the Willowick Fire Station on Lake Shore Blvd., until 7 p.m.

In addition, Lake County commissioners are providing free disposal at the Lake County landfill for impacted property owners.

Mentor residents with storm-related flooding or sewer backup, are asked to contact the City of Mentor at 440-255-1100.

*CLICK HERE for more storm damage stories from July 20.

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