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Stow, Newburgh Heights officials request residents report severe flooding

Many residents saw high flooding levels.
Road Leading into Flooded Street, Generic

OHIO, USA — Several areas of Northeast Ohio were impacted by severe storms on Monday and as a result, many residents saw high levels of flooding. 

Officials in two Northeast Ohio cities are reaching out to their residents to do property checks at their homes and investigate other methods that can be used to prevent similar severe flooding in the future. 

City of Stow Mayor, John Pribonic and his staff is taking a hands-on approach. Mayor Pribonic is says members of the city staff along with himself will be checking in with residents to access their situations and evaluating ways they can assist. 

They plan to visit residents over the course of the week. Any resident or owner with an issue can reach out to the Mayor via email at JPribonic@stow.oh.us. 

"During these different times, our residents have continued to show their perseverance. While this is another test of our strength, I know that as a community, we will continue to prove that we are Stow Strong," said Mayor Pribonic in a Facebook post.

The city of Newburgh Heights taking a slightly different approach. Officials are requesting that residents with flooded basements report the damage so that they can continue to plan future infrastructure projects. Residents can either call the Service Department at 216-641-2714 or email the Mayor at telkins@newburgh-oh.gov. Officials advise you to leave your name, phone number and address.