Avon Storm Tests New Flood Prevention System

AVON – Thursday night's storm put the Village's new floodwater detention and diversion infrastructure to the test. Mayor Tom Freeman said that he and other Village officials were out monitoring the Village's five retention and detention ponds until about 12:30 a.m. Friday. He reports that the system worked overall. "We made out significantly better than past years," said Freeman. "The method of diversion and detention is working. We can … [Read more...]

Ag Lands to Flood from Geneseo to Scottsville

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Several towns along the Genesee River are expected to experience minor flood damage today. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Genesee River at Avon until Friday evening. The Weather Service reports that stage was 32.9 feet and rising as of 9 a.m. Friday, approaching 33 feet, which is flood stage. "Minor Flooding is forecast," said the National Weather Service. "Never drive your car through … [Read more...]

Avon Plans to Divert Future Floodwaters from Lake Road

AVON – The Town and Village of Avon plan to divert future floodwaters from the area of Lake Road, which suffered awful flooding damage from torrential rains on Mother's Day 2015. MRB Group, the engineering firm that consults both the Town and Village, will oversee the project to divert floodwaters Little Conesus Creek. MRB said that they are in the final stages of reviewing the last required easement from a property owner in the Oak Hill Road … [Read more...]

Livingston County Enters Flood Watch Thursday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A flood watch will go into effect for Livingston County starting on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, 2 to 2 and a half inches of rain are expected Wednesday night into Friday which will cause significant rises in area tributaries. The watch is from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. "Some tributaries may exceed their banks, especially if actual rainfall is at the higher end of the forecast … [Read more...]

FEMA’s Expanding Flood Maps Could Dampen Dansville Real Estate Market

DANSVILLE – Village Mayor Pete Vogt says that sky-high flood insurance rates have the potential to make the local real estate market a little soggy. A potential property owner who takes out a loan on a property in what FEMA considers an area with a high flooding risk must then purchase flood insurance. Vogt says that since disastrous storms like Katrina and Sandy, FEMA is redrawing maps to include many more properties in 'flood zones' than in … [Read more...]

Geneseo Village Residents Raise Flooding Concerns

GENESEO — Oak Street residents are concerned that flooding issues are sinking the value of their properties. Two property owners, Kurt Christiansen and Ellen Herzman, brought the issue to the Geneseo Village Board Monday night, stating their concerns and looking for guidance on their rights to remediate their properties. "These issues are on the Village's wish list but there are other projects that take precedence," said Geneseo Village … [Read more...]

Flash Flooding Expected in Livingston County

UPDATE: Flash flooding uprooted a culvert on Lima Road in Geneseo. UPDATE: Avon Ducks Flood Damage Due to Year of Prevention Work. LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for several towns in and around Livingston County. The warning will be active in Geneseo, Letchworth State Park, Avon Mount Morris Honeoye Falls, Conesus, Bristol and Lima until 9:45 p.m. "Scattered to numerous thunderstorms … [Read more...]

Van Son Family Holds Fundraiser to Buoy Flood Repairs

AVON – The Van Son family, whose home continues to be threatened by flood damage, is holding a fundraiser to help rebuild their property. The Van Son family home at 4738 Littleville Road has been threatened since Mothers Day by the backyard slowly sliding away from the foundation towards the nearby Conesus Lake outlet, and Ted Van Son Jr. says that the family still needs trucks and dirt to rebuild the bank before winter. "First, we need it … [Read more...]

Weather Service Cautions Drivers in Face of Tuesday Downpours

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather service issued a special weather statement Tuesday morning for several Western New York counties. The statement cautions drivers in Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Wyoming, Ontario, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and southern Erie Counties since more rain is expected throughout Tuesday morning. "A broken line of showers will move east across Western New York this morning," said the statement … [Read more...]

County Flash Flood Watch Continues into Tuesday Morning

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 10 p.m. Monday evening through Tuesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, the flash flood watch for portions of central and Western New York including the following counties: Livingston, Genesee, Monroe, Northern Cayuga, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara, Northern Erie, Ontario, Orleans, Southern Erie, Wayne, and … [Read more...]