Flooding: Scary sights for residents

Tuesday’s heavy rains and thunderstorms brought back nightmares for far too many residents of Gowanda and Silver Creek.

Almost as if they were reliving the flooding of 2009, villagers were alarmed by a state of emergency in Gowanda and some evacuations in Silver Creek due to the floods. This event was nowhere near as devastating for either community, but it was still one of major inconveniences and damage.

Currently, Gowanda is being asked to conserve water and Silver Creek was slowly allowing residents to return to their homes.

Nearly five years ago, many had their lives turned upside down. Tuesday’s events were eerily similar – and a great cause for concern.