Boston residents, businesses clean up flooding after heavy rains

BOSTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Residents in the Town of Boston will be busy cleaning up from flooding that affected many of them Tuesday evening.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time some of them have dealt with flooding in this area.

Some people who live in the area who spoke to News 4 said they had to rebuild in 2011 after similar rains hit the area.

Boston and Colden got about 2″ to 3″ of rain in a very short period of time Tuesday night.  The flash flooding caused creeks to rise over its banks.  Debris littered the streets and water filled many homes and businesses.A283AE7C2CA0430A8306A105FCD68203

“This is a true tragedy from the corner to about six houses down. In my case when you have employees – we employ people – we have customers. We ship our stuff all over the world, this is crippling to us,” said John Anthon, President of Great American Tool.

Emergency crews worked late to pump out basements along Boston State Road and members of the community are coming together to clean up Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is expected to release rainfall totals data later Wednesday.

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