Sylvan Beach Residents Gear Up For Potential Second Flood

With weekend temperatures creeping up into the 40’s, Sylvan Beach residents are concern of a potential second flooding.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 6:51 PM

SYLVAN BEACH- With weekend temperatures creeping up into the 40’s, Sylvan Beach residents are concern of a potential second flooding. On Friday, several residents were out gearing up for the upcoming temperatures.

“I’m trying to chisel [the ice] away,” said Sharon Stewart, of Sylvan Beach. “I’m just trying to get rid of the ice out of the door because we can’t close the door.”

The image of ice everywhere in the Sylvan Beach area was similar for many residents. Today, people of Sylvan Beach were busy removing ice, shoveling snow, and wondering where all this melted ice could possibly go.

A few neighbors who did not want to talk on camera, told WKTV they aren’t concerned about the warming of temperature. They stressed that the temperatures are not going to increase rapidly, therefore helping them to get rid of the ice.

“We have everything dried out cleaned up and ready to go again,” said Duane Jackson, Deputy Chief of the Sylvan Fire Department. “We are hoping it is a slow melt and we do not need it, but we have the other departments on standby if we need it.”

Residents of Sylvan Beach who sustained majority of the damage said, they are ready for whatever may happen this weekend.

“We are praying to Mother Nature,” said Stewart.

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