Some fortunately suffered only minor damage to lawns and gardens, while others struggled just to get home to survey the damage, which included water-filled basements and houses and the loss of generations of family treasures.
“We went through this last year,” said Lisa Goodwin, struggling to walk on a dry path to her son’s home on Wadsworth Avenue. “Our son had water in his basement, the family room…we lost everything. Now here we are again, I guess I’ll see where we stand this year. I talked to the fireman and he said ‘call 911 and they’ll put you on the list.”
Other residents waded down the center line of their streets, knee-deep in muddy water, just trying to get home at 6:30 p.m.
“I live on Dooer Ave. and every entrance to my street is blocked off,” said Kyra Nagela, about to step off a Wadsworth Ave. curb into an ankle-high torrent of muddy water. “I don’t care if I get wet, I’m just trying to go home.”
At this point, a few of the roads that are severely damaged include Ashantee Road, Genesee Street, Spring Street, Wadsworth Avenue, Avon-Geneseo Road, Pole Bridge Road, River Road.
Continue to follow the GeneseeSun.com as further reports from Avon come in.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photos/Conrad Baker)
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