WILLIAMSVILLE, NY -- "Some people use that term 'hurry up and wait.,'" Ranger John Kennedy said as he stood in parking lot at Erie Community College North Campus. "I see it as our guys are ready so when we do get the call, we're ready to go."
Kennedy and other members of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) prepared gear and airboats Monday in case flooding in the area got bad. He said the crew of a single boat can rescue eight people at a time.
"These airboats are wonderful machines," Kennedy explained. "They'll go on very little water. They don't need to be in any type of lake or anything like that. Streams, obviously, are very good."
The team from DEC is one of many supporting local emergency workers.