Cheektowaga to host flood talk at South Line fire hall

Flash flood waters consume E. Mayberry Drive the night of August 17th.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
South Line firefighters work to pump out a home on Towers Boulevard the night of August 17th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – South Cheektowaga residents impacted by this weekend’s flood can attend a community forum to ask questions of our elected leaders and government department heads.

Streets throughout the South Line Fire District were flooded when four inches of rain fell within an hour’s time last Friday night.  Homes were flooded, and a handful of people became stranded in their cars when flash flood waters hit.

“It will give residents a chance to express their concerns, learn how they can help themselves so this won’t happen to them again, and learn what we can do in the future to help those residents,” Supervisor Diane Benczkowski said.

Water from flooded homes on Towers Boulevard is pumped into the street by South Line firefighters the night of August 17th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Flash flood waters come up to the bumpers of two vehicles on Fradine Drive the night of August 17th.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Representatives from the Highway Department, Engineering Department, Code Enforcement, Plumbing Department, and Erie County Sewer District 1 will be on hand.  County and state representatives will also be on hand to assist residents.

The community forum will be held on Monday, August 27th at 6:30 pm inside South Line’s main fire hall at 1049 French Road.

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