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#1447627 - 05/14/14 07:48 AM Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm
newsman38 Offline
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Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has declared a state of emergency for parts of Yates County, especially in the village of Penn Yan and the town of Jerusalem.

Three to 6 inches of rain fell in Penn Yan late Tuesday, causing flash flooding in central Yates County overnight, said Mitch Gild, a hydro-meteorological technician with the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

"All of central Yates County is in pretty bad shape," Gild said. Heavy rain and flooding have caused severe damage to roads and buildings in Penn Yan and Branchport.

Creeks and streams were at capacity Wednesday morning and have flooded roads throughout Yates County. Power lines are also down in the area. Flash flooding forced some homes to be evacuated early Wednesday morning. Sinkholes are also developing, according to firefighters in Penn Yan.

Brian Winslow, director of the Yates County Emergency Management Office, said a travel advisory was also issued throughout the county. He reminded motorists not to drive into standing water.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/05/14/yates-county-storms/9071965/

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#1447646 - 05/14/14 11:05 AM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: newsman38]
Mean Gene Offline
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channel ten news this morning showed a lot of the damage. The old Salvation army/Owls nest building at the corner of Seneca and Basin street collapsed. The whole parking lot behind NY Pizzeria is a big sinkhole with several cars below ground level. Marchionda's have a trailer from an 18 wheeler on its side in the middle of the creek behind the Wagner. A lot of the streets look like dirt roads, all covered in dirt, stone and mud. Its a mess.

Went out the lower west lake rd to check on some friends houses. Anywhere near where there was a stream running down the hill to the lake took big hits. I guess most of the basements on the east side of Main street in the business district were underwater. Power was off on that side of Main street.
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#1447649 - 05/14/14 12:12 PM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: newsman38]
Mean Gene Offline
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whec.com has a lot of good video coverage of the mess.
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#1447705 - 05/14/14 09:55 PM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: newsman38]
Mean Gene Offline
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Must be a slow news week, whec channel ten was still parked on East Elm st. at 9PM. Wonder if they plan on sticking around for the next storm coming late tomorrow-Friday. frown
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#1447726 - 05/15/14 07:58 AM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: newsman38]
JMIKE123 Offline
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Registered: 06/20/13
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Loc: Penn Yan
I think it has something to do with Bob Duffy coming to the village today

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#1447729 - 05/15/14 08:05 AM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: JMIKE123]
Mean Gene Offline
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Probably a dual purpose trip, make an appearance for the Gov. and then he can check out his place on the lake. I don't think there are any outlets coming down the hill behind his place. smile
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#1447733 - 05/15/14 08:23 AM Re: Homes evacuated, hundreds without power after storm [Re: newsman38]
JMIKE123 Offline
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Likely....East Bluff was spared, ravines are largely steep and deep; some debris scattered around but very little property damage

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