First, the snark, since this is the Internet:
Blade - Fight against blight needs fresh ideas - "City's abandonment, ugliness must be reversed"
Fresh idea: Toledo should transition toward being the Venice of the Midwest.
Douglas Rd near Laskey on June 25, 2014
2.20 inches of rain fell in 90-minutes over West Toledo this afternoon, swamping some roads, during rush hour traffic. With that much rain falling in a short period of time, some street flooding is expected, I guess. Toledo Express Airport averages 3.57 inches of rainfall for the entire month of June.
This area must be a swamp because the anti-mosquito truck sprayed our neighborhood last weekend.
For some reason, the above stretch of Douglas Rd typically floods when we get a toad-strangler. The Douglas Rd flood zone is located by the Douglas Square Apartments, north of Gracewood, and just south of Laskey. I heard that Sylvania Ave flooded by the Family Dollar store near Drummond, and that's also a usual flooded spot.
Today is June 25. Same thing happened six years ago today.
Toledo Talk - June 25, 2008 - Heavy rain and the usual street flooding
Douglas Rd near Laskey on June 25, 2008
Toledo experienced a rough stretch of several torrential rainstorms during the June-July period from 2006 through 2008. I assumed it was some kind of Opal Covey curse because we chose Uncle Carty in 2005.
Past Toledo Talk threads and comments:
- June 26, 2006 - Toledo Flooded ... With Questions that pointed to a June 25, 2006 Blade story - the Toledo flooding rains occurred on June 21-22, 2006.
- July 12, 2006 - More Flooding Today - Are the Waterway Improvements Working? that pointed to a historymike blog posting
- July 14, 2006 comment about another day of street flooding
Douglas Rd near Laskey on July 14, 2006
- June 3, 2007 - Deluge and usual street flooding
Douglas Rd near Laskey on June 3, 2007
The next time that little bar/restaurant along Douglas near Laskey changes ownership, it should have a nautical theme.