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Berkley city council to hold special meeting after basements flood

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 19:44:43-04

The Berkley City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. to discuss the recent rain event along with infrastructure concerns and the regional response. 

The flash flood Monday night caused several basements to flood in Berkley. The water came rushing in, backing up from the sewer system through floor drains.

This has been a problem for years. And even when homeowners take expensive steps to prevent flooding, it still happens.

In one older home, the owners put in a new sewer line to the street. Another family built a brand new house a year and a half ago.

Both still had flooding with water backing up through their floor drains.

Details regarding the meeting agenda will be available at a later date on the city's website.