WNY Flooding Concerns

February 21, 2014 Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 1:12 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 21, 2014 Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 1:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) The February thaw plus a steady rainfall is once again bringing up flooding issues across the region.

Residents in South Buffalo who live near Cazenovia Creek woke up to a pretty calm scene, with ice still in once sheet and water levels near normal, but know that things can change quickly.

"It's scary. It gets frightful but we live with it. I've been here 65 years and it gets scary but it's not that bad," resident Jim Fredenburg said.

The sound of water draining into a storm sewer is a good sound to hear on Lexington Green in West Seneca, where neighbors are still cleaning up from massive flooding during January's big thaw.

Just a block away, Gary Saracina is watching Buffalo Creek, which flows right though his back yard.

"Just waiting to see what happens. i mean we can't stop it. mother nature is going to do what it's going to do and we're just hoping for the best," he said.

Flooding also continues to be a concern in Clarence, where creeks and streams near Goodrich Road have well overflowed their banks.

And as the thaw continues and the rain continues to fall, Erie County Emergency Services is keeping a watchful eye on all of it.

"So far today at lunchtime, things are looking good. There are those nuisance areas that whether we had ice jam or just two inches of rain, you're going to have problems," Commissioner Dan Neavereth said.

Stay with Eyewitness News for updates throughout the weekend on the thaw and flooding concerns.