Residents can voice flooding concerns

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WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – When western New York’s last big freeze melted, it created a nightmare for neighbors in West Seneca. Flooding damaged their homes and many were left with no where to turn. Tuesday, they could be getting a little guidance.

West Seneca residents who are still dealing with the fallout from flooding will be able to voice concerns Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Winchester Community Church. There are many people still dealing with this stuff, especially because it’s unclear if the state will provide any money for them.

The Lexington Green neighborhood in West Seneca was one of the hardest hit, in the latest round of flooding. Many people had to be rescued by boats, when Buffalo Creek overflowed during the quick thaw a couple of weeks ago.

Town of West Seneca leaders asked the state for help after the federal government denied financial assistance. For some that won’t be enough, considering they got rid of flood insurance.

Jonny Robbins’ home flooded. He said, “It went all the way up to the floors of the first floor. It didn’t come through.”

Most homeowner policies don’t cover damage from flooding, and some didn’t have separate flood insurance.

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