Flash flooding leaves problems in southern tier


FALCONER, N.Y. (WIVB) – People in the southern tier are dealing with leftover problems from flash flooding Thursday morning.

Officials in Chautauqua County are telling people who rely on well water to be careful. If your well was underwater at any point Wednesday, you should boil your water until it is clear and the well has been disinfected.

Photos | Flash floods in southern tier

Falconer was one of the hardest hit areas, Wednesday, with five inches of rain. Falconer Mayor David Krieg says three homes on Lindley Avenue were evacuated Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure. Krieg said there were lots of flooded basements. Many people couldn’t pump the water out because too much water is coming in. Residents should know, if the water reaches the furnace they will need to shut off their gas.

Rushing water tore through a bridge on Burch Drive in South Valley. It was a common scene in Jamestown, water being pumped out of basements. Vince Williams works at Sneakers bar. “All of our walk in coolers and compressors are under water it’s a mess down there. The kegs and stuff are all floating around. It’s not a pretty sight at all,” said Williams.

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