The city of Akron is going to be assessing the flood damage that took place on the city's west side after last Wednesday's torrential rains.
City Service Director John Moore tells AkronNewsNow.com what the city plans to do.
"We're going to take a comprehensive look at the neighborhood and look to see if there's any solutions we can come up with to solve this problem," he explained.
Numerous residents who live on Jefferson Avenue and Westover Drive came to Council Chambers Monday night to discuss the damage to their homes and also discuss solutions to prevent it from reoccurring.
Beth Flora, who lives on Jefferson Avenue in West Akron says this is an ongoing issue for both her family as well as her neighbors.
"Every time it rains, I live in fear," Flora says. "I look out the window and I watch the water rise in our back yard, it's unbearable."
She said it's uncertain if last week's storm caused any structural damage to her and her husband's home, but she did say the high waters destroyed their furnace, their hot water heater, and other personal items.
Westover Drive resident James Schultz says even though last week's flood is a weather event that occurs very rarely, he is still seeking answers to this problem even during a normal periods of rain.
"Is there a solution, I don't know if there is, but all we're looking for is a solution," he said.
Last Wednesday's rain brought over four inches of rain within an hour, causing flooded basements, thousands of dollars in damages, and many headaches for residents.
Moore says he along with city engineers and other city officials will be meeting with the residents at Forest Lodge Park Community Center to discuss the area's flooding problems within the next two weeks.