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Berea sets up a hot line for residents concerned about recent rainfall and flooding



Hot line operators will take down the information and pass it along to the appropriate City department for a response. The information also will be cataloged with the Engineering and Service departments to help with future planning. City officials have been returning calls since the flooding concerns developed and will continue to return calls, but because of the high volume of calls and the widespread nature of the concerns, it will take time to respond to everyone.

The hot line number is (440) 826-5800 ext. 4270 or ext. 4271. These phones will be staffed 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

The City of Berea has an ongoing program to deal with aging water and sewer lines. The heavy rainfall this year has been an unusual occurrence and one that overtaxed lines in most areas of the city. The city is working to help homeowners deal with those issues.

Mayor Cyril Kleem has called a special City Council meeting for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 to request assistance from the State of Ohio.


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Berea residents and businesses concerned about issues related to the series of unprecedented heavy rains and flash flooding the area experienced last week can call a hot line number at City Hall.
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