*****Flooding updates*****

 June 20

City of Barberton flood update

Additional rain in the forecast; City and area nonprofits coordinate assistance efforts

Barberton has begun cleanup efforts related to recent flooding in the area. Resident assistance, street sweeping efforts and waste removal are priority directives. The city is working with its trash and recycling collection provider, Kimble Companies, to schedule a bulk waste collection for flood-affected areas. Collection dates will be announced in the near future.

Two streets remained closed in the community:

– Eastern Road between State Route 619 and South Van Buren Avenue.

– Elson Avenue in South Barberton.

Barberton’s Fire and Police Departments, as always, are prepared to respond to emergencies should additional flooding or weather-related events occur. Anyone needing immediate assistance should call 911.

Power outages should be directed to FirstEnergy at 888-544-4877.

Any residents that have suffered property damage should contact the city of Barberton immediately at 330-848-6719. We encourage residents to obtain an incident report from the city in order to have proper documentation for potential relief programs the city could possibly secure. Additionally, this documentation assists the city in obtaining future flood mitigation grants.

Flood-damaged property may also be eligible for property tax relief through the Summit County auditor’s office. Contact 330-643-2632 or visit FisalOffice.summit.oh.net.

The administration has been working with several area nonprofits to coordinate assistance for flood-affected residents, these efforts include:

The city of Barberton, in coordination with the Red Cross, have opened the City’s Active Adult Center (AAC) as a location for flood-displaced residents. The AAC, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., is open 24 hours and contains, sleeping cots, beverages and food.

The Barberton Salvation Army, 560 Wooster Road W. has made their facility available for:

Breakfast – 9:30-10 a.m.

Lunch – 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Tuesday–Friday)

Showers- available 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army also has cleanup kits available for pick up. A valid ID is required to secure these kits.

Barberton Area Community Ministries, 939 Norton Ave., has extended their food pantry hours to 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emmanuel Christian Assembly, 925 W. Hopocan Ave., has extended their food pantry hours to 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The YMCA has made their facility available as a drop-in center from 5:30-9 p.m. Coffee and entertainment are available.

For individuals wanting to provide financial support to those affected, the Barberton Community Foundation (BCF) stands ready to connect donors with neighbors in need. The city of Barberton’s Disaster Relief Fund at BCF was started under Barberton Mayor William Judge to help victims of the 2013 flood and is ready to support nonprofits with programs that help flood victims in our community. Please contact the BCF at 330-745-5995.

Judge remains in contact with both Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and State representative, Tavia Galonski. Both Shapiro and Galonski have offered the mayor their full support in his efforts to secure assistance for flood-affected individuals.


June 18 – 8:44 a.m.

All rivers are down from yesterday.  An additional 0.71” has been received since midnight. 

Hudson Run and Snyder Ave are open. 

Road are closed throughout Barberton including but not limited to: 

Barber Rd 

14th NW-16th NW 

Wooster Rd W 

Fairview Ave 

30th St by Heritage Apartments 

Norton Ave 






Barberton remains under the following: 

Flash Flood Watch today until 10 a.m. 

FORECAST (6-18-19 – 6-20-19) 

6-18-19 50% 0.18in 

6-19-19 50% 0.68in 

6-20-19 90% 0.61in 


A 100 year flood does NOT mean it will only happen once every 100 years. The 100 year flood is a statistic, there is a 1% chance of that flood occurring any given year. The 50 year flood has a 2% chance in any given year, 25 year flood has a 4% chance, etc. 



June 17 – 6 p.m. – The City of Barberton is reminding residents through their emergency alert system to not enter flood waters. Do not try to walk through or drive through flooded areas. Flood waters could be contaminated. Manhole covers have been removed and there is an increased risk of drowning. 

If you need the electric meter in your home removed, or help with your electric service, please call 1-888-544-4877. 


4:32 p.m. – The City of Barberton reports Wolf Creek  is Receding; 

Hudson Run – Receding, under 100-year flood; 

Tuscarawas River- Continuing to rise, under 100-year flood and  

Hudson Run near the dam is now open. 

Roads are closed throughout Barberton including but not limited to: 

Barber Road;  14th NW-16th NW; Wooster Road W; Fairview Ave.; 30th St. by Heritage Apartments; Norton Ave.; Elson Ave.; Bell St.; Haven Ave.; Stanley Ave.; Arthur Ave. and

Snyder Ave.

Barberton remains under the following: 

Flash Flood Watch In progress – 6-18-19 4 a.m.

Areal Flood Advisory 6-17-19 9 a.m.  to 6-17-19 9 p.m. 

FORECAST (6-17-19 to 6-20-19) 

6-17-19 80% 0.23in 

6-18-19 50% 0.09in 

6-19-19 80% 0.39in 

6-20-19 80% 0.50in 


The city reports 14th Street NW and the first four houses on Heritage Place, off 30th Street, have been evacuated. Barberton School buses are taking evacuees to designated areas of the YMCA and the Salvation Army. Red Cross has been contacted and is coordinating efforts with the city. All department heads as well as city council have been updated. Mayor Bill Judge and Tavia Galonski have been visiting the areas to assess damages.

The Mayor states, “The Mobile RV will be assisting residents as needed and will have damage forms available.”


Emergency crews were called out Monday morning to rescue a woman and her four children.

The home on 14th Street NW was just one of several inundated with rising flood waters on the West Side. School buses have been called in to help take people to shelter who need to evacuate.

More rain is expected this afternoon.


  1. Deb on June 28, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Sure glad I moved to AZ!

  2. Deadbassmaster on June 19, 2019 at 3:08 pm


  3. Damak on June 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    It’s going into city govt. so they can do less and get paid for it

  4. Dave on June 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Wow? You are everywhere. Its freakin storm sewer water . yes maybe a bit of waste.. But at least in our kayaks and canoes we can get about dry. Not in the cess pool . my god lady worry about yourself and stop griping about people checking on their neighbors or how bad it is in the hood…… I was the guy in the fb pic floating on haven… Its like your stalking me…smh

  5. Coach on June 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    * best timed

  6. Coach on June 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    That was one of the best times, and best placed “lol” I’ve ever seen! I thought mine about the fool with the co2 was good, but this one blows that out of the water, congrats my friend!

  7. Deadbassmaster on June 18, 2019 at 6:51 pm


  8. Oversee on June 18, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Pray for everyone

  9. Deadbassmaster on June 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    by Mccafferty swamp?

  10. Shelby on June 18, 2019 at 7:35 am

    What about the millions of dollars they have collected off of the storm water run off on all the homes bills that’s been at least 15 years where is that money going!

  11. RAIN on June 18, 2019 at 6:20 am

    We need a good month of dry weather. Hope for hot, sunny, and dry in July!

  12. Triska on June 18, 2019 at 12:32 am

    we watched water bubble up between our sidewalk cracks today. ground water table is about up to ground level. coming up through the concrete on the road in many places, and we live on a HiLL! …hudson heights…not down in the lower areas. our entire street had 2 sewers, all over grown with 2 foot weeds…and not even near where the water surfaces. it is all just going to run down to hudson run and fill the chemical lake up. we need a week of dry sunshine. but looks like other than a day or two the rest are rainy 🙁 I hope Barberton uses their foundation money to establish a help fund for our locals in need.

  13. Stonewall on June 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Fairview and van buren road closed pretty sure the business on the corner next to the scrape had is flooded

  14. flood of 1913 on June 17, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    these areas are natural flood plains

  15. Susan on June 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm


  16. Coach on June 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    This flooding is relatively minor, routine, and a surprise to no one, if I were you I’d be very worried if something sudden and catastrophic were to happen, how would your government respond, when they can not resolve a routine matter as this?

  17. Coach on June 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    How many kicks in the teeth will it take before you realize your city government cares nothing about you, that you are a burden to them?

  18. Coach on June 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I always said barberton was a cesspool, now the streets are lined with your feces!

  19. Coach on June 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Keep on voting them in sheep!

  20. Christine on June 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe the city could by the old church complex on shannon, 15th and 14th and make it an overflow

  21. Mary Lou Sohn on June 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    It’s disturbing to me that there are people rowing through these flooded streets. Not talking about rescue vehicles. I am talking about kayakers and canoers. Do they know or care that they are essentially drifting through raw sewage?

  22. Christine on June 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    We watched the sewers on 15th street just bubble up and flow back out. Thats what a lot of this is from. I dont know where they fixed them but they should have a larger overflow by the bball fields and multiple drainage pipes

  23. Christine on June 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    We were watching the storm sewers just bubble up out of the sewers. I think they are clogged or they didnt fix them all. Maybe take down the old church and school and make it an overflow or water retention area

  24. Jeff on June 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    That area has flooded for years…. For years. But still people insist on leaving in that area. Move out of the flood zone and save yourself from the headache.

  25. Patty on June 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Did Lake Anna overflow too?

  26. Angela Pernod on June 17, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I live on 14th st,everything in my basement is a total loss,my sons room is in the basement and he has lost everything,water has raised up my basement steps to my door that goes out to my driveway where my car sits with water up to the doors….I have renters insurance,but I’m not sure if it is any good or not for flood reasons….I dont have flood insurance…..I also have animals that need me,so I’m staying in my home with them….if the water rises more we will go to the attic

  27. Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Oh no

  28. RAIN on June 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    To make matters worse there is more coming later today. We need a good old drought to dry things up.

  29. Gary on June 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Hope you have insurance

  30. Rex Tierney on June 17, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    What do you mean 14th Street and all that is all flooded down there. years ago Barberton spent a lot of money and said they’d fixed that problem that there be no more flooding

  31. Kathy on June 17, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Would like to know what it would take to put storm sewer in

  32. Alaina on June 17, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I live in van Buren homes and my basement is beyond flooded me and my kids lost are clothes blankets towles all are Christmas stuff dryer washer all ruined

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