Tonawanda, N.Y. (WIVB) - The rain kept falling this weekend in parts of Western New York. The News 4 Storm Team says Amherst, Buffalo and Tonawanda got the brunt of it.
Stacey Pead lives in the City of Tonawanda. She said the rain caused minor damage to her home. “Our bathroom ceiling has a hole in it. It's leaking into our bathtub and there's a line that you can tell is about to break“said Pead.
On top of that that the water level of the pond behind her home is higher than usual. Pead hopes the rain stops long enough for the water to recede so no flooding occurs. “Right now it's coming up to the fence. Normally there's a big pump that pumps all the water out and the level is below the pump and it's probably about a foot or two over it, coming over the edge” said Pead.
The storms left behind a lot of flooding. Jaime Aviles sent a Report-It photo of cars submerged in water near Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. Aviles said the water level near the cars was more than two feet. Aviles said people even had to climb on top of their cars just to get in.
City of Tonawanda crews were out Sunday making sure the water levels weren’t too high. Crews pumped excess water from the city into the sewer system.
Art Klein lives near the pumping station on Luksin Drive. He said the water levels in the area are normally high after a heavy rainfall. As a result Klein said if it continues to rain he’s prepared if its floods.
“We're substantially fortifying our basement. We've done a lot of work. We've spend a lot of money on it. We're just about to spend some more money and get some backup systems put in” said Art Klein from the City of Towawanda.
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