Barberton is taking an unusual step in helping residents hit by flooding after Wednesday's massive rains: YouTube.
Barberton Assistant Planning Director Joe Stefan announces city programs for flood relief, July 12.program priorities include replacement of furnaces, residences and hot water heaters; trash pickup starting today with curbside pickup at "some point in time" with no extra charge for any debris that won't fit in the normal trash containers. There's also a "sanitization" program where the City will deliver free containers of sanitizing chemicals for use in basements or any other areas.
In addition, assistance centers are open for those displaced or in need; the Lake Anna YMCA is the center of donation activity and collection of goods and services in a central location. Items dealing with personal hygiene, in particular, are in short supply and Stefan says new toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other items are in sore supply.