Ward 3 Quick Update May 13, 2014

Ward 3 Resident,

Last night Mother Nature was pretty nasty with two different tornado warnings and flash flooding in our area. I hope you and your family are doing ok. Even I got stuck driving home after the first tornado warning expired and had to seek shelter after the second tornado warning and flood waters made it impossible to drive home in the city. But I did try to keep residents posted with live updates on my websites Twitter and Facebook feeds at www.danlangshaw.com to communicate important safety and storm related information. If you have not registered for the city’s reverse 911 you can by clicking here.

I spoke with many Ward 3 residents throughout last night and into early hours of this morning to get them the necessary assistance they needed. I have been in contact with the Service Department and they have a list of areas throughout the ward that experienced flash flooding issues and information to safety forces on roads needing to be closed down for safety reasons during the storm.

Flash flooding can just overload our storm water system because of all the flow and debris in such a short period of time. With all the hills we have in this city, it can happen in a rare storm like last night. If you are still having storm or storm water related issues still today, please report it to the North Royalton Service Department at 440-582-3002. City crews have been working throughout the night and into day to address the large volume of residents needing assistance. If you need any additional assistance I can be reached at 440-785-4240 or by email at ward3@northroyalton.org.

For updates on current road closures check out the North Royalton Police Department Twitter page by clicking here.

Also here is a link to some information from the Northeast Ohio Red Cross on tips with dealing with home flooding click here.

Finally, I just like to thank the Police Department, Fire Department, and City Employees who have been working around the clock to help residents here in Ward 3 and throughout our city. Thank you!

Have a good day,

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council