Rain, melting bring flooding concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – We’re heading into Spring, or as some might call it, “Sump Pump” season.

Some homeowners worry about too much rain, and whether the sewers can handle it.

Youngstown Deputy Director of Public Works Charles Shasho says some people have a higher chance of having a flooded home.

Floods depend on the topography, and sometimes how many, or how big, the drains are in your local storm sewer system.

More than rain, flooding also happens during the melting of snow, something we’ve had a lot of this winter.

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