Neighbors to voice concerns after second round of flooding

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB)- Homeowners in West Seneca are hoping for a day to dry out, Monday. Neighbors are bailing out from another round of flooded basements and waterlogged furniture. It was devastating for neighbors to watch the waters rise for the second time in six weeks.

Monday night, people in the Lexington Green neighborhood will come together to voice their concerns.Many of these people already had repairs under way from the flooding that damaged homes last month. Others were all set for repairs to start. Now they want action from officials.

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan says the town is looking into what can be done to prevent future flooding. Meegan says that the berm that is meant to hold water back needs to be fixed. Monday, there will be a vote about sending a formal proposal to the US Army Corps of Engineers to study what a long-term solution could be. But some residents say that’s not enough.

One resident said, “It’s another set back. It’s going to keep setting us back until something gets done. Saying that you’re watching the creek isn’t enough. We need action.”

Meegan said, “We have to fix that berm. That berm is going to be that shield that’s necessary in my opinion. I’m not an engineer but I know the water came in at the very point where the berm ends.”

Meegan says local officials are in contact with the governor’s office and is hopeful help may be on the way for these homeowners.

 

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