MENTOR, Ohio – The Lake County Board of Commissioners and the Lake County Emergency Management Agency are declaring the county a state of emergency.
Early Saturday morning, heavy rain blocked roads and flooded basements. The county said the heaviest damage was in the western part of Lake County from Wickliffe to Mentor.
Teams from the American Red Cross have accessed more than 300 flooded basements just in the city of Willowick. The American Red Cross is also handing out clean-up kits to residents. Those needing assistance, especially the elderly, should call 211.
The declaration of emergency will be sent to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency asking for funding.