Meanwhile, the Snydersville area found itself under water this afternoon from the McMichaels Creek.
Snydersville Resident Martin Hardy says, "It’s picking up trees as well and it’s picking up railway tires so it’s not just trying to get through the water, it’s what’s in the water that’s causing the problems."
Hardy is out risking his life helping others. The McMichaels Creek is overflowing its banks near his home on Keller Drive in Snydersville. He saw the water flowing like a river to his neighbors house and needed to check on them.
Snydersville Resident Gabriella Pinto says, "It’s coming through the walls of the basement, I don’t know if it’s going to come up but we shut everything off so that we don’t get electrocuted or anything but I don’t know what’s going to happen now."
Hardy instructed them to remove their vehicles from the driveway before it was too late with the fast-moving water. We watched as he picked up their chairs and moved other items out of the way to higher ground.
Pinto says, "He was a really great person for that. He does help us with a lot stuff, comes over and checks on us all the time so thanks so much for doing that."
Pinto tells us her family just moved in two years ago at the home on Middle Easton Belmont Pike but the former owner told them the creek had never reached their driveway during past floods. Hardy is also shocked by how severe the water is rising.
Hardy says, "My property is about 105 years old and it’s always dry. I’ve never seen any damp in my property at all so this is pretty unusual."
As hardy and I were talking— he spotted a vehicle getting stuck on Middle Easton Belmont Pike and rushed over to see if he could lend a hand. In that short amount of time, we could no longer see the road.
There were actually two more vehicles that got stuck in the area but they have all been rescued.