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Perrysburg Township subdivision flooded quickly, draining slowly

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Starlight Subdivision at 795 and Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township looks like a river. (Source: Jaci Myers) Starlight Subdivision at 795 and Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township looks like a river. (Source: Jaci Myers)
(Source: Jaci Myers) (Source: Jaci Myers)
(Source: Jaci Myers) (Source: Jaci Myers)
(Source: Jaci Myers) (Source: Jaci Myers)
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Many residents in the Starlight Subdivision in Perrysburg Township are dealing with flooding that started early Friday morning.

"I missed a work meeting this morning. It's a lake, its like a stream," said Price Murphy.

Residents say the water started rising around 3 a.m. Friday.

"I opened up the door and there was about 4-6 inches in the hallway, and everyone in the basement was completely flooded," said Mike Reinie.

"We got some shop vacs and tried to stay ahead of the flooding, but we just couldn't," said Charlie Murphy.

Charlie Murphy has lived in the Starlight Subdivision for 20 years. He says his sump pump can't keep up with the water. It continues to pump out, but the water continues to flow in.

"At this point, there's really not a whole lot we can do. We just have to wait for the water to subside and then go from there," he said.

According to township officials, overnight rain and melting snow is to blame for flooded garages,  basements and streets. It's been difficult for many residents, but this is not the first time people in this subdivision have had to deal with this problem.

"We had a pretty bad sewer back up in 2008, but I haven't seen anything like that since -- until this time, and I heard a weatherman say about an inch of rain is close to about 10-12 inches of snow. And they weren't lying!" said Price Murphy.

Water is up to at least 3 feet high in some areas. Residents say they called township officials, but were told nothing can be done about the flooding.

"I just hope we have enough of a melt down that this water can go somewhere, and as soon as that happens, we will just wait and I hope this doesn't take more than a day," said Charlie.

Township officials say they have been working on a resolution, but the problem is the ditch water drains into is full of snow and ice. As a result, draining is a slow process with no set timeframe on when all the water will subside.

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S., but not all floods are alike. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and your home from flooding.

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