Greenville residents battle flood waters

GREENVILLE, Pa. (WKBN) – A large pool of water covered some neighborhoods in Greenville after heavy rain Thursday afternoon. The flooding was overwhelming for some people living in the area of Saul Creek.

Deborah Matters lives near the creek and she has never seen anything like it before. She said the scene outside of her home was like Niagara Falls.

The water damage was so bad the fire department had to pump water from 18 homes, which is more than average.

“The number of streets that are flooded I have never seen that number of streets being flooded,” said Lieutenant Steve Thompson, Greenville Fire Department.

Matters said her landlord’s boyfriend dug a ditch to force the water to flow away from her home and back into the creek.

Flooded basements and garages are plaguing the area as resident try to determine what to do. Resident Mindy Silvis said she can’t rely on her insurance to help out.

“Home owners insurance does not cover flooding around here because it is not a high flood risk,” Silvis said. “God will provide. We will be fine.”

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