DEC on site in Waterville to assess flood damage

It was one week ago where NEWSChannel 2 spoke to De'Ann and Roger Frye of Waterville. They lost their entire back yard due to flooding.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 11:30 AM

WATERVILLE, N.Y. - It was one week ago where NEWSChannel 2 spoke to De'Ann and Roger Frye of Waterville. They lost their entire back yard due to flooding.

On Friday they invited a representative from the DEC as well as local officials to assess the damage and determine what to do next.

The representative was not allowed to Interview with us, but they said that they were there to assess the damage.

The main concern for officials is removing the debris before the spring thaw.

"If we do have another event or even the spring thaw, it's going to cause problems with backing up, log jamming and it would just cause further erosion, said Assemblyman John Salka.

The Assemblyman also said that a concrete wall that held water in a local reservoir that feeds Big Creek collapsed. Whether that contributed to the damage is under investigation.

"Obviously having that much rain in a short amount of time contributed to it. But I know that they have people investigating this. Engineers that are investigating that, and hopefully when we find out what exactly that was, hopefully, we will be able to address that," said Salka.

Damage estimates to just the Frye's property are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Assemblyman said that it would cost millions of dollars and countless resources to remove the debris.

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