All of the material in this video was captured and submitted by YouNews citizen journalists to WKBW at http://www.wkbw.com/younews.
Heavy rains have created some of the worst flooding in recent memory in the Southern Tier of Western New York State.
Governor Paterson declared a state disaster emergency for Erie, Cattaragus and Chautauqua counties after severe storms struck Western New York Sunday night through Monday morning.
The main road in the Village of Gowanda was closed after several feet of flood water rushed through the center of the village, flooding basements and leaving tons of mud behind.
The storms claimed at least one life in Gowanda, when a man was swept away by fast moving water.
In Silver Village mobile homes were damaged or destroyed by raging flood waters.