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Flood warning in effect for Irondequoit Creek

August 15, 2018 06:24 AM

News10NBC has a crew at Ellison Park, in Irondequoit Creek Tuesday night where flood waters are still increasing following Tuesday's rainfall.

It will peak around eight to nine feet because the rain that fell upstream earlier Tuesday is now making its way downstream. 

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One local resident says flooding there is normal. 

"Let nature takes its course, nature is really resilient, " stated Nick Kalaghan, Perinton resident. "It will go back to before, it takes about a week." 

Ellison Park is built here because it is a flood plain meaning the water naturally flows over its banks. Having this park in place keeps people from building their homes in an area under the threat of flooding. 

The flood warning for Irondequoit Creek is expected to remain in place until Wednesday afternoon.

The water will eventually recede but as of now, it is still covering up some driveways.

Be aware, if you see a flooded roadway do not drive through it.

Stay with News10NBC on-air and online for continuing team coverage. For weather updates from the News10NBC First Alert Weather Team, download the WHEC First Alert Weather App and visit WHEC.com/weather.

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