Flooding has residents cleaning up and angry - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Flooding has residents cleaning up and angry

By Dan Wells – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – Heavy rain around the Tri-state left a major mess for Westside residents. Torrential rain caused water to fill basements, backyards and driveways all over Colerain Township.

"My whole basement is a total loss," says resident Richard Cotton.

People in the Groesbeck section of Colerain Township have quite a story to tell.

"I woke up about ten o'clock yesterday morning. I woke up to let the dog out. I noticed it was raining hard, the water was coming down the street and I had never seen it like that," said Cotton. "I opened up my basement door and looked down into my family room and it was about two inches down here in a matter of ten minutes I had four feet of water down here."

Richard says a lack of movement from the Metropolitan Sewer District has been very frustrating.

"We called this morning and they said, 'I don't know why they would have told you that you were high priority cause we have a 1000 calls out here,'" said Cotton. "They still have not come out and done anything and here it is Sunday and this happened yesterday at 11 or 12 o'clock."

Cotton and other residents say their basements, yards and homes are not only full of storm water run-off, but waste as well.

"Very frustrating,  I have never felt like this in my life," said Cotton.

Cotton says he's been told he can't touch or clean-up anything because of the district's insurance and damage claims process.

FOX19 put a call into the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, and was told they were too busy to talk or answer any of our questions.

If you need help from the sewer district, operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call at (513) 352-4900.

Copyright 2010 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

    San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:59:19 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:52:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing...

    Homelessness is a major problem in San Francisco, as well as other cities on the West Coast with growing numbers of high-paying tech jobs that price lower-income residents out of a shrinking housing supply. 

    Full Story >

    Homelessness is a major problem in San Francisco, as well as other cities on the West Coast with growing numbers of high-paying tech jobs that price lower-income residents out of a shrinking housing supply. 

    Full Story >
  • Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

    Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 2:42 AM EDT2018-07-17 06:42:05 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:33 GMT
    (Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. A...(Monterey County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this Friday, July 13, 2018, photo posted on the Monterey County, Calif., Sheriff's Office Twitter feed, authorities tend to Angela Hernandez, foreground center, after she was rescued, in Morro Bay, Calif. A...

    A 23-year-old woman survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach after she swerved to avoid a small animal while driving to her sister's house.

    Full Story >

    A 23-year-old woman survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach after she swerved to avoid a small animal while driving to her sister's house.

    Full Story >
  • Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:03:29 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:49:31 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

    Full Story >

    The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly