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Extreme rain coming. Is your home and sump pump ready?

Forecasters predict WNY could get around 2" of rain this weekend
Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 18:28:19-05

HAMBURG, N.Y . (WKBW) — Weather forecasters are predicting the WNY area could get excessive rainfall this coming weekend with totals around two inches.

"A storm with one or two inches of rain, everyone could be challenged very easily," said Jim Ziomek, store manager for Ace Hardware in Hamburg.

The store is expecting to see a rush of customers needing to replace broken sump pumps caused by the heavy rain.

"It will be scary especially if you live in a flooded area," added the store manager.

In addition to operating the hardware store, Ziomek is a former home inspector and offered this checklist to help people prepare for the heavy rainfall: