Creek Watch Begins in West Seneca as Flooding Poses Threat

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 12:05 AM EDT

By WKBW News

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 12:05 AM EDT

West Seneca, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) With warmer weather on the way, West Seneca is on "creek watch."

Emergency officials for the town are urging people who live in flood-prone areas to make sure they monitor the weather and prepare their homes accordingly.

They suggest making sure that sump pumps are working correctl, generators are fueled up safely and moving all valuable to high ground.

The town is also in the early stages of exploring the possibility of a mass communication system to alert residents to flooding and other emergencies.

Last month thousands of dollars in damage was done to the Lexington Green neighborhood of West Seneca near Buffalo Creek.

Crews will be drilling the ice in the creek to make melting more manageable.

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