Residents angry about flooding issues

NORTH RIDGEVILLE -- Residents across Northeast Ohio are still cleaning up tonight, after last week's devastating storms and flooding -- and they're making their voices heard.

"My daughter saw the water coming and asked if we were going to die," resident Jessica Zeiger said.

Resident who've seen the equivalent of 100-year floods every seven years say the city grew too fast and hasn't properly upgraded their infrastructure; namely drainage and sewage pipes.

"My family is sick because of repeated floods and cases of mold," Dana Cameron said. "My question for city council is how many sick, chronically ill residents will it take to fix the problem?"

At the packed city council meeting Monday night Linda Jones and dozens of residents made a pact: "We will not vote in a single levy -- school, road or library levy, until our flooding issues are handled."

City council did not respond to direct concerns, but told residents their issues will be addressed on a person-to-person basis.


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