Canandaigua residents work to clean up after flooding

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The sun is out and the rain has passed but that doesn’t mean homeowners in the City of Canandaigua are in the clear.

Many of them are wondering when will this end?

“Water just kept pouring in the basement like a waterfall and I got up almost to the rafters and our washing machine was flowing it was a mess,” said homeowner Ron Briggs.

Briggs has been spending his entire day pumping the water out nearly 7 feet of water out of his mothers basement on Buffalo Street–and that’s only one of his problems

“Got the power shut off there was a gas leak because of the flooding and put out the furnace and everything else so they shut the gas off they shut off the electricity.”

And the worst part is this isn’t the first time it’s happened.

“This is a low part of the city so a lot of the water drains down from Main Street and then it comes from like the hospital area this is basically kind a like a choke area down in this area.”

He’s not alone Maria Bucci says this happens all too often. She is hoping that the city can figure out a solution to stop this endless battle

“You still have to stay focused on it and think OK what can we do to prepare and that’s what I hope that whoever officials are will be doing going forward.”

Something she says the entire neighborhood would stand behind.

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