LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A flash flood warning on Saturday passed without major incident after the county suffered from intense rain and flooding this past Mother’s Day.
Homeowners are still cautious as they try to clear drainage areas to help save their homes from further damage. According to our news partner 13WHAM up to 2 inches of rain was anticipated.
“We are trying to do what we can to save our home from falling into the creek,” Ted Van Son Jr., who could be seen could be seen clearing debris during Saturday’s rain. “Everyone that’s worked with us has been amazing, and we’ve been thanking them every step of the way. That’s how you have to do it.”
Van Son Jr. was grateful for the outpouring of support by friends and neighbors from across Western New York, including 18 loads of fill dirt dumped in between his home and Conesus Creek.
The flash flood for Northern Livingston County warning expired at 8:45 p.m.
Warsaw, located in Wyoming County, was not so fortunate with multiple street closures and a state of emergency being declared.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cover – Damage during the Mother’s Day flood. (Photo/Josh Williams. Inset – The Van Sons’ backyard after the Mother’s Day flood. (Photo/Conrad Baker)
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