Why all the concern about the flooding behind the mall? What about the people of the "berg"?
Charlotte Street has flooded for more than a century, and with a simple way to fix the problem, but no one wants to listen or do anything about it.
Mall-area people are in a panic over a foot of water in their basements. How would they like to have 5-7 feet of water instead of a foot and lose everything there year after year? With it being flood area, no flood insurance can be purchased.
On all the drain pipes leading into the Sandusky River, put an elbow on them so the flood water coming through the drains can "go with the flow" of water rushing down the river. Shooting straight out and water rushing past is going to stop the water from gushing and back up.
I know this first hand because I was raised on Charlotte Street and my mother still lives there, putting up with this problem. We have been asked several times why we lived there so many years knowing this is flood area. These are our homes, we liked the location. It's not far from downtown or schools. It wouldn't be a flood area if someone took the time to fix this simple problem. We should not have to leave our homes when the river gets to flood stages. Elbows on the end of the pipes would solve a lot of problems.