Flooding

Flooding Information



When the ground is saturated by heavy rains and thunderstorms, the City of Beachwood wants residents to be safe and aware of potential flooding.

The City of Beachwood takes the maintenance of its sewer mains seriously and films all 300 miles of sewers regularly.

If you experience flooding, please contact the Beachwood Service Department during normal business hours at 216-292-1922, or the Beachwood Police Department after hours at 216-464-1234.

The City of Beachwood will schedule crews to investigate the City’s portion of the sewers to insure proper flow and drainage. These crews will be dispatched based upon the seriousness of the issue(s) and/or the order in which calls are received.

Please note that any blockage found on the resident’s side of the sewer will be the homeowner’s responsibility.

In case of flooding, the City also wants residents to be aware of these safety tips:
 
  1. Do not drive through a flooded area or drive around barricades that indicate the road is closed.
  2. Do not walk through flowing water.
  3. Stay away from downed power lines.


Cuyahoga County Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) updates the Cuyahoga County flood hazard maps. These maps are important tools used to protect lives and properties within the City of Beachwood.  By showing the extent to which areas of our community and individual properties are at risk for flooding, the flood maps help business owners and residents make more informed decisions about personal safety and financially protecting their property.

For additional information see the following:

City of Beachwood FEMA Map

FEMA NFIF Map and Zone Grandfather Rules

FAQ

Understanding Your Flood Risk