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While the effects of flooding vary significantly across the region, data suggests that it remains a persistent and costly problem in Northeast Ohio.

Annual Regional Cost of Flood Damage in Northeast Ohio and Events per Year

Property Damage from Northeast Ohio Flood Events, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climatic Data Center (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/ftp.jsp)

As this chart illustrates, the cost of property damage from flooding can vary dramatically from year to year in Northeast Ohio.

In 2003 and 2006, the region witnessed hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage from flash floods, floods, and heavy rainfall events.

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