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Cleaning up after flooding in Avon
Avon, N.Y. - No one was hurt during flash flooding in Avon, but it affected hundreds of people in the town and village, buckling and washing out portions of major roads and flooding basements and garages.
Town and Village leaders estimate it caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. They will ask for help from FEMA to pay for damages.
Road crews worked late Monday night and starting early in the day Tuesday to fill in gravel on Hogmire Road, and North Littleville Road, where sections of the road were washed away by the rush of water.
They also replaced culverts and water pipes that burst from the surge of water.
Neighbors helped one another clean up after the storm. The Kids Club Childcare Center was evacuated as water rushed into the parking lot and towards the front doors. The director, Julie Mike credited the community for helping out. The school district sent buses to keep kids warm and businesses like McDonalds donated hot water to help warm baby bottles. Julie Mike said small communities come together in emergencies and that helps everyone get through it.
Andy Pierce surveyed the damage to his house and yard on Wadsworth Street in Avon.
He said he had several inches of water flowing through his yard and into his basement by the time he got home from work Monday.
He also has stone and other debris throughout his backyard which washed over from a nearby railroad bed. He lost all the food in his refrigerator and is trying to salvage his furnace and water heater, which were damaged by flood waters.