Six inches of rain in two days floods roads, damages homes in Rochester
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:31:09 GMT —
Some roads remain closed in western New York after flooding from two days of heavy rain caused washouts and flooded basements in several communities.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo says nearly four inches of rain fell on the Rochester area on Sunday, followed by another two-plus inches on Monday.
Emergency officials in Richmond in Ontario County tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that about seven inches of rain washed out several roads and damaged homes near Honeoye Lake.
Officials say the flooding was worse than what occurred in May when thunderstorms dumped more than two inches of rain across the western Finger Lakes region.
In neighboring Monroe and Livingston counties, officials are reporting damaged roads and other problems from flooding.