LOCKPORT, NY -- There are but two certainties about weather emergencies in Western New York.
The first is that Mother Nature will do as she pleases, at times to the peril of residents.
The second, is that despite what nature may throw at them, it does not quell neighbors helping neighbors, neither in spirit nor in deed.
Such was the case in Lockport, which was among the hardest hit communities in Niagara County to be affected by an ice storm just thee days before Christmas.
Adrienne Yarger and Len Mazerbo were just two of thousands of residents who were left without electricity, due to ice encased tree limbs falling on power lines.
Without a generator, they were left with no means to operate their sump pump, and water began rising in their basement shortly after the lights went out at 4am.