With another rainy day expected, WNY residents prep for possible flooding

November 20, 2017 02:43 PM

Over the past several weeks, families in Western New York have faced round after round of different types of rough weather. High winds hit the lake shore, heavy rains brought flash flooding, and the first snowfall of the season was followed by bitter cold.

Neighbors living along River Road in Leicester are still recovering from damaging floods from earlier this month.

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“It was nothing like I’d ever seen before,” Regan Didas said while describing how high the water was at his home.  “Up on the tires of our vehicles, just saturated, it was wild.”

Didas just finished getting his basement clean and back to normal after five inches of water flooded the room. “I had two guys down here just running buckets upstairs,” Didas added.

Some families on River Road lost cars and anything else in their garages due to the flooding during the first weekend in November.

Gladys Beardsley said the ground is still soaked and she is not sure what any more rain might do. “The ground's already saturated so there will be water standing on the ground,” Beardsley said.  “I don't know how the creek will handle it since the bank broke off.”


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