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TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Tiffin area has received a lot of rain recently, causing flooding in various
parts of the city.
of the streets behind the [Westgate] shopping center were under water," said
Mayor Aaron Montz. "I had calls from residents saying they had a foot of water
in their basement. It's not something we're used to in that area of town, so we're
trying to find out what the cause of it is."
mayor said he'll meet Tuesday morning with his superintendent of the Streets
Department to figure out why the neighborhood took on so much water.
hoping that the analysis comes back, was that it was just a freak act of Mother
Nature," Montz said. "But regardless, we owe it to the residents to find if
that was the case. We don't want to assume it was just the heavy rainfall that
council may use $10,000 in grant money to make improvements to Rock Creek to
prevent major flooding, like what caused major damage to the YMCA in March and
July of 2011.
work would include removing overgrown trees and shrubs from the creek bed, and
lining it with what's call ‘riprap' to encourage the water to get more quickly
to the Sandusky River.