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Local Leaders Meet to Address Summit County Flooding

Heavy rain has led to flooding in communities around Summit County.
Heavy rain has led to flooding in communities around Summit County.

Local leaders are trying to help Summit County flood victims.

State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) met with  several mayors, directors of state agencies and Governor Mike DeWine this week in Barbertion. Mayor William Judge organized the meeting.

Galonski said there is hope for financial help for those affected by flooding.

“If you provide an aggregate of the letters that you’ve received from residential and commercial people that have been affected by the storm water, who are not covered by insurance, then there is a hope for money that can come for those folks.”

Galonski has asked for Summit County to be added to the Governor’s list of distressed counties. That has not happened yet.

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Ella Abbott is studying journalism and forensic anthropology at Kent State. Abbott has previously held the positions of senior reporter for the Kent Stater, the university’s student run newspaper, and editor-in-chief of Fusion magazine, Kent State’s LGBTQ magazine. Her interests are in public policy and crime.