Significant Rain Event
The City of Toledo is working to reduce significant flooding throughout the City. The City of Toledo put in place preventative measures yesterday to reduce the amount of flooding in areas that are susceptible to high flooding. These measures included flood gates, working with area yacht clubs, and checking valves. The City has also worked with Sewer and Drain Services to check valves and reduce flooding.
The Toledo Police Department is currently operating under Phase 2, responding to injury accidents only.
The Division of Forestry has crews out handling downed tree limbs blocking streets and driveways. During this type of weather, they will prioritize their streets starting with main streets, secondary streets and driveways. If you have a downed public tree blocking a street, please call City Hall at 419-936-2020. During this type of significant weather event wait times may be slightly higher than normal.
Toledo Fire and Rescue Department has responded to over 230 incidents today, 62 of which are related to down wires and tree limbs. Crews will work throughout the day on down wires and tree limbs.
Be careful when driving through rain and possible flash floods, a mere six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
Posted by Stacy Weber on Saturday, June 27, 2015.