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City of Lima asking residents to help prevent street flooding

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The City of Lima experienced some flash flooding Thursday night as heavy downpours overwhelmed storm drains causing street flooding. The City of Lima experienced some flash flooding Thursday night as heavy downpours overwhelmed storm drains causing street flooding.
Street crews were out Friday making sure that dead grass and debris have been cleared from the basins, but they are asking residents to lend a hand because it is a big job. Street crews were out Friday making sure that dead grass and debris have been cleared from the basins, but they are asking residents to lend a hand because it is a big job.

The City of Lima is asking residents to prepare for possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon comes closer to the area. 

The National Weather Service says that northern Ohio could experience around 2 to 5 inches of rain from Saturday to Sunday as what is left of Gordon comes to our area. The City of Lima experienced some flash flooding Thursday night as heavy downpours overwhelmed storm drains causing street flooding. City officials say that now is the time to prepare for the coming rain, by making sure that gutters are clean and the extensions of their downspouts or sump pumps are far enough away from the house. Plus checking on catch basins around your home. Street crews were out Friday making sure that dead grass and debris have been cleared from the basins, but they are asking residents to lend a hand because it is a big job. 

“We have 58 hundred, five thousand eight hundred catch basins throughout the city. Our crews can’t check everyone every day and we rely on the kindness and the thoughtfulness of the citizens to take a peek outside their own houses at catch basins close by to their property and if they see dead grass or trash pull it off the top. And that will reduce an awful lot of the on-street flooding,” said Howard Elstro, Lima Public Works Director.

Howard Elstro also wants to remind motorist to avoid driving through flooded streets and don’t drive around barricades, because they were there for your protection. 

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