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Recent rain causes flooding for some Toledo homes

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Flooding can create quite a mess when it gets into your home. Flooding can create quite a mess when it gets into your home.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The City of Toledo reports 45 homes have experienced water in the basement since Tuesday's rain event began.

That includes several homes on the 1700 block of Milburn Avenue. Kennyetta White said that's the first time it's happened to her since she's been living in her house the past 10 years.

"It was a mess when I came home," White said. "We had to use buckets to get the water out."

She also paid $175 to get her drainage pipe cleaned out up to the city service connection, which she says did not help the situation.

Roselynn Kyles also had sewer back-up.

"I end up with sewage and water in my basement, so I got a sump pump to pump it out of my house but it's a horrid smell," she said. "I couldn't sleep here. I feel the city needs to be doing more than they're doing."

The homes along Milburn are serviced by a combined sewer-stormwater line, which are prone to reach capacity during times of heavy rain. Part of the on-going Toledo Waterways Initiative involves separating those lines to help reduce pollution, as mandated by the federal government.

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