Roads Closed in Shongo, Allentown Under Water, The Wellsville Fire Department Reports, Bald Eagle Water-Logged.
From the Editor 7/18/21, Eagle Photo By Melanie Hunt Streeter
Weather forecasts show some relief from the incessant rain in the Allegany County area, but moving water remains dangerous. Yesterday the Scio Fire Department successfully assisted evacuating homes on the Hunter Road that had been victims of the high water.
Below, the Willing Volunteer Fire Department responded to road flooding in Shongo:
“At 14:15 Willing fire was dispatched to water over the road on state route 19. It ended up turning into multiple spots on state route 19, county road 39, multiple calls on county road 29 which we had to shut the road down, county road 38 and graves road. Would like to thank everyone that responded.”
In Allentown high waters caused widespread flooding and traffic issues. Alma Town Supervisor Ron Staedt sent this picture and reported that the Allentown Playground was damaged by the flooding.
The Wellsville Fire Department as been very busy in the last 36 hours, the Grant Duke Hose Co. 1 provided this update:
“Starting in the afternoon of Saturday, July 17, 2021, the Wellsville Fire Department responded to numerous weather related events including trees down, multiple water across and in the roadway, and basement pumping details.
Engines 1, 2, 3, Brush 6, Tanker 7, and Ladder 9 responded to multiple incidents both in the Town and Village. Engine 1, with a crew of 4 spent the evening on the west side of the district providing traffic control and water diversion in the Village. Engine 1 laid over 900 feet of 5″ supply line down one of the Village streets to create a diversion barrier to stop houses being struck by excessive water coming off the hills.
Engine 1 dropped their supply line with a nozzle at the discharge location and then connected to a hydrant to fill the line with water to create the barrier. Engine 1 completed this same assignment ten years prior for an identical flooding condition. Engine 1 then carried out multiple traffic control assignments, and after approximately 2 hours, shut down the diversion operation.
While returning to the station from the diversion assignment, Engine 1 and Brush 6 were sent to an address in the Town for a basement pumping detail. Thank you to our dedicated members that responded and to the community for the continued support.”