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City workers honored at Thursday's Council meeting for valiant effort during storms

By Heather Beyer correspondent

STOW: Council thanked city workers for their assistance during Wednesday's storm at Thursday's council meeting. 

Heavy rains caused flash flooding across Stow, as a line of severe storms swept across Northeast Ohio on Wednesday.

The City of Stow Service and Engineering Departments deployed crews throughout the city to respond to reports of flooding on Wednesday evening. Crews also restored any malfunctioning traffic lights in the city. 

Councilman Brian Lowdermilk said he was out Wednesday evening to assess the flooding damage and to assist residents and commended the crews for their quick response.

"I know they were out working hard and I just wanted to show my appreciation for the work that they have been doing," Lowdermilk said.

Crews reported at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday that everything in the city had been restored.

"Weather related events caused city crews to be very busy addressing water related issues and responding to residents issues," Mayor Drew said in a read statement. "I want to thank all city staff who went out in the rain and worked late nights for the past week or so and were experiencing challenges because of the record breaking rain events."