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Much of WNY is under a flood watch this weekend, here's how you can prep your home

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 23:38:45-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you think the grass has been a little muddier than usual, that's because it is. Braden Guenot is the owner of Tree Time Inc. and said the amount of rain we've had recently has made the ground very wet and saturated. That makes it easier for trees to fall in a storm.

"It's not frozen yet so that could cause things to uproot," Guenot said.

Most of Western New York will be under a flood watch this weekend. Gunot said take a look around your yard before the storm comes.

"Things to watch out for are very dead ash trees that might be close to the house, your vehicles, or your property," he said.

Make sure to clean out any debris clogging up your gutters, and downspouts. Check your sump pump motor is making a gurgling noise. Another purchase to consider is a wet vac, in case you end up with a few inches of water in your basement. Some prep you can do from your couch is downloading the Ready Erie app and the WKBW app.

The WKBW app gives you the latest severe weather notifications.