CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Cuyahoga Falls City Hall has been closed until further notice after being swamped by flooding caused by last night's severe storms.
The city says it received nearly three inches of rain in just two hours. Several people had to be rescued due to the rising waters.
Residents are reminded to stay away from downed wires, not to drive through flooded roadways, and to stay out of flooded basements until the Electric Department has disconnected the electric meter to avoid electrocution.
The city is telling residents to use 911 for an emergency. A temporary non-emergency number for City Hall has been established, (330) 351-4717. The police and fire non-emergency numbers are also working: (330) 928-2181.
The city is also urging people to contact the Red Cross of Summit and Portage County at (330) 535-6121 (www.redcross.org) to obtain disaster cleanup kits or for additional help.
Six schools in the district have also been damaged due to the flooding.
Several roads are closed in Cuyahoga Falls:
- Bath Road from Northampton to Akron-Peninsula due to a mud slide. Detour is via Steels Corners Road.
- Revere road is closed between Ira and Bath and also between Bath and Smith
- Akron-Peninsula is closed northbound at Theiss Road to the northern city border and southbound to Ira.
City workers are out to assess and inspect damage from the storms including looking at bridges and other infrastructure.