Sherburne residents evacuated as streets fill with 2 to 3 inches of water

By WBNG News

SHERBURNE, N.Y. (WKTV) - The more than 100 residents in Sherburne that were evacuated late Thursday night and into Friday morning still are facing multiple inches of water on their streets and even in some of their homes.

Multiple streets in the village are reported to have 2 to 3 inches of water running across them, including Main Street.

Residents say this is not the first time they've been flooded and some say they think the streets flood easily because of poor drainage.

Some Sherburne residents say the only way to prepare for a flash flood is to anticipate it and have a plan.

"We have an evacuation plan in case it happens," said Jermaine Bagmall-Graham. "We keep stuff handy to get out of town go down south."

"It gets pretty bad," said Nicholas Jones. "They have to block off the roads, sometimes the kids play in it, they go down the road in it. It gets pretty bad, but this is pretty normal for here, for here in Sherburne."

"This is the third or fourth time that this has happened since I owned the house for 13 years. It's a handful," said Vinnie Tompkins. "It's a good thing that I just started a vacation because it's going to take me a couple of weeks just to clean up from this."

Authorities warn to stay out of flood waters, as the ground under the water could be damaged and have dangerous holes, as well as garbage, debris and even snakes.

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