October 25, 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.


  • Sheila Stewart Evans

    Has anyone gotten through to the phone number to file a complaint?

    • Phil Blank

      Mail it in certified and keep your copies.
      You ll never get through on the phone with everyone calling, even if you do get through, who knows what happens to the report in the paper shuffle.

  • Sis Delish

    Save some Postage and time–the entire County is A Disaster.

  • jimbo

    Hey sister, the county would be better off if we had a few less people like you.

    • Sis Delish

      Enjoy, already left! Now what can you suggest?

      • Some thing is wrong here

        If you don’t live here dimwit, what do you
        about what goes on here?

        • Sis Delish

          I read the C-T blogs, brightwit.

          • Some thing is wrong here

            Yes and go on.

  • jimbo

    Get a life?

  • Eric Baker

    Don’t worry, even if the county got federal money, the homeowners would probably never see a penny of it for their homes. A better story would be for the CT to track all of this and see if anybody ever were to get anything from a claim.

    • stillsleepyeyes

      Bahahahaha………………….that would mean doing some reporting………….not just printing what the “d’s ” give them

  • alreadyfedup1

    Maybe FitzLiberal will give the dems of Lorain County money if elected guvenor.

  • JoyceEarly

    Commissioner Williams said we can use his e-mail address: Twilliams@loraincounty.us