Fairlawn Experiences Heavy Flooding From Last Night's Thunderstorm
Pumping crews have been in the neighborhood since early this morning.
Neighborhoods in the area of Sand Run Road and near Fort Island Elementary School in Fairlawn experienced heavy flooding last night from thunderstorms that dumped more than five inches of rain in basements and back yards.
"The mayor was out here in the neighborhoods this morning," said Teresa Sroka, who lives on Haverhill Road. "We always get flooding. But my sump pumps and back flow valve were working this time and my foundation is still flooded because of all the pressure.
"These problems (in the foundation) are new. And my neighbors have a lake in their back yard. I have to think the problems we are experiencing now are because of something new they have done to solve the problem in another area."
According to Fairlawn Police, Brunsdorph Road and Rosemont Boulevard -- closed early this morning -- are open now, but service department crews are in the roads pumping in the area.
We will update this story as soon as calls to Service Director John Sellars and Mayor William Roth are returned.
All of Summit County is experiencing a Flash Flood Warning that remains in effect for until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service estimates that three to five inches of rain fell during the morning hours. The rate of the rainfall could result in flash flooding, especially near areas with standing water and poor drainage.
Forecasters advise residents who live near rivers and creeks to take immediate action to protect their property.