December 18, 2014

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Lorain County Commissioners ask residents to report flooding problems

Elyria Township fire personnel and Elyria police investigate a Toyota pickup that got stuck Wednesday in water at 3 p.m. on Schadden Road in Elyria. The driver left the scene. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Elyria Township fire personnel and Elyria police investigate a Toyota pickup that got stuck Wednesday in water at 3 p.m. on Schadden Road in Elyria. The driver left the scene. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The Lorain County commissioners, all three of whom dealt with flooded homes this week, on Wednesday urged county residents affected by the storms to contact the county to report their problems.

Those contacts are needed, county Administrator Jim Cordes said, in order to accurately record the number of flooded homes the county can report to the state. The higher the damage numbers, he said, the better chance the county can be declared a disaster area and be eligible for relief funds.

“We need them to complain a little bit,” Cordes said.

Commissioner Lori Kokoski said residents who need to report flooding and other storm damage should call (440) 329-5117.