Tuesday's Storm Left Some Batavia Homes Waterlogged
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A rain storm that swept through the area Tuesday is still having an impact on some Batavia homeowners.
The fire department says although calls are down from Tuesday night, firefighters are still responding to reports of flooded basements.
On Watson Avenue, the storm drain backed up. According to the Batavia Fire Department, with the amount of water in such a short timeframe, the sewer backed up and the storm drains just couldn't handle it.
Kenneth Wolter says it seemed like a creek was running into his basement.
"At first, I was panicking and I was starting to get things up and then it was just overwhelming. Within 15-20 minutes, it was well over my ankles. The water was gushing in so bad," Wolter said.
The Batavia Fire Chief advises homeowners to contact their insurance companies to put in a claim for damaged property. He also says homeowners should put together a contingency plan for future flooding situations, including having having extra submersible or hand held pumps on hand.