Rain floods Millvale family’s apartment during Wednesday’s deluge

Flooding affects Millvale family's apartment

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A heavy burst of rain Wednesday night flooded an apartment in Millvale, forcing a mother and her two small children to throw out most of their stuff.

It happened at the Reid Valley View Apartments on Westwood Northern Blvd.

Johnneice Grace says she stopped by the apartment to check on her daughter and grandchildren and as soon as she stepped inside she was greeted with several inches of water.

“I opened the door and there’s just water everywhere. I walk through water, water. My socks are wet through my shoes and I’m like, ‘Wow!’ I’m upset. My daughter doesn’t have to live like this,” Grace said.

She says the water comes from the bedroom window and the vent on the floor.

Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday evening when the rain picked up, Grace says the water starting rushing in, covering the floors of the apartment. Grace adds this issue has been going on for almost two years now since her daughter moved in.

Since that time she says they have made about ten complaints. Still, nothing has been fixed.

Grace says her daughter has a two-month-old and a two-year-old, and now she’s just concerned about their health and safety.

“I worry about the baby or him," Grace said. "Either one of them getting sick because by it being so much water, it’s constant every time it rains mold can be in this apartment.”

Grace says her two-year-old grandson slipped on the wet floor and hit his head Wednesday night while they were cleaning up the water.

She says already this year they’ve had to throw out all of their furniture, and now after the latest flood, they are going to have to toss out their bed.

Grace says the ground apartment next door is having the same problems.

FOX19 NOW reached out to management at Reid Valley View Apartments who said that they got a maintenance crew to the apartment on Thursday to fix the water leak issue and they didn’t have a record of any complaints. The manager says this is his first time hearing about the issue.

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