Gowanda residents asked to conserve water

GOWANDA – Residents in the village of Gowanda are being asked to conserve water while the village is still in a state of emergency. The announcement came at a press conference held this afternoon at Gowanda Village Hall.

Rainfall early Tuesday morning left Thatcher Brook at flood levels, pouring water into downtown. The village reservoir has been shut down due to the flooding, but drinking water should be fine. The state of emergency will be in effect until all village roads are re-opened.

No life threatening injuries have been reported. Two elderly residents have been evacuated from their residence to the Gowanda Fire Hall and there was a tree which reportedly fell on a woman on Prospect Street. The woman’s injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. The fire department also helped two motorists who had become stranded in standing water.

Check Wednesday’s OBESRVER for a complete story.