More than two inches of rain falls in 24 hours in Monroe County

Updated: 05/16/2014 12:24 PM
Created: 05/16/2014 12:23 PM WHEC.com

Areas in Monroe County saw more than two inches of rain in the last 24 hours. The rain has done a number on the roads and businesses. 

There is about three to four feet of water at the docks of a local business on Panorama Creek Trail in Penfield. It is result of the Irondequoit Creek beginning to spill over its banks.

The creek is up several inches over its banks, flowing onto the road. The water level will continue to rise over the next 24 hours as a response to some of the rain. 

Emergency crews are reminding residents to stay away from flood waters as you can never really estimate the power and the force of flood water. Only six inches of water can sweep a grown adult right off their feet. Two feet of water can sweep a car right off the road, even a SUV.  So you should never drive where water covers the road.  

More deaths occur due to flooding than any other weather hazard statistically. That’s because people underestimate the power and the force of water.  

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