Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters declares state of emergency due to flooding from May 12

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio - Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters declared a state of emergency for the city of Cuyahoga Falls Wednesday as residents and businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of the May 12 flood.

To date, the city has received reports of flood damage for 736 homes, including nine homes sustaining significant structural damage, within the city.

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"I asked the residents to forward their information to me in hopes of helping us qualify for federal aid," commented Mayor Walters. "The response was tremendous."   

The state of emergency does not guarantee residents storm damage funds however Mayor Walters contacted the Governor's Office today, urging them to approve and expedite the submission.

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