Residents battle Mother Nature in rough round of storms - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Residents battle Mother Nature in rough round of storms

Crews monitor water level at Lake Lucerne Dam (Source: WOIO) Crews monitor water level at Lake Lucerne Dam (Source: WOIO)
Employees shovel much out of Chagrin Valley Roller Rink (Source: WOIO) Employees shovel much out of Chagrin Valley Roller Rink (Source: WOIO)
Water damages Chagrin Falls home (Source: WOIO) Water damages Chagrin Falls home (Source: WOIO)
CHAGRIN FALLS, OH (WOIO) -

Tuesday's storms did a lot of damage in Bainbridge Township and Chagrin Falls. All of the rain flooded roads and even closed some of them.

Mud started sliding into Chagrin Valley Roller Rink, covering floors usually covered with roller skates.

It was a dirty cleanup for employees who shoveled mud out of the rink. Not far away, water was rushing into the dam.

Adam Lapsevich lives on a hill right over Lake Lucerne Dam.

"I saw streets flooded, this and that. Trees down. Get to my driveway, everything looks good, go down to the basement, there's water-- lots of water," he said.

While Lapsevich tore out carpet from his basement, deputies and police monitored the dam.

Tanglewood Lake overflowed into the dam in the afternoon and officials worried it would burst.

Police watched it in case the water levels got high enough to prompt an evacuation of residents around the dam.

Luckily, police said everything looks okay.

Just a few miles away, four feet of water pushed one of Michael McIver's basement walls in, threatening to collapse his house.

"We can't go back in, we have to stay out here in the street. They won't let anyone in the house, I can't go on property," MacIver said.

MacIver said all of the lots in his neighborhood drain into his backyard.

His wife was inside when the wall collapsed, but she's okay.

Firefighters built temporary wooden shores to support the house and keep it from falling over.

"They'll work with the insurance company, structural engineers to assess damage then probably bring a construction company in to make it safe again," said Assistant Chief Mark Vedder with the Chagrin Falls Fire Department.

MacIver is staying with his family for now as he waits to see what kind of condition his house is in.

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