Point Place fights rainfall over the weekend

Cullen Park saw its water rise on Sunday (WNWO).

There was a lot of rain in the Toledo area this weekend, leading to some extra preparations being made in Point Place.

According to the city, they were planning for heavy rain with winds around 25 to 30 miles per hour.

City officials were trying to be proactive throughout the weekend.

That included placing flood gates and portable pumps in areas that are highly prone to flooding.

According to Spokesman Ignazio Messina, "Crews got positioned within designated zones in the City to monitor how water was flowing through the collections systemand to be ready to respond to customer requests."

Throughout the day Sunday, Point Place residents checked in at Cullen Park to see rising waters.

That included Jaqueline and Walter Labiche.

"It was coming up, so we thought we'd check and see how it was down here," said Walter.

If you experience any water issues in or around your house, you're asked to contact Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020.

Over the course of the weekend, Toledo saw more than 1.5 inches of rainfall and wind gusts as high as 35 miles per hour.

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