Business owners in Penn Yan assessing flood water damage

Updated: 05/16/2014 5:19 PM
Created: 05/16/2014 4:50 PM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

Business owners in Penn Yan have been dealing with the floodwaters all week. The entire area was flooded and now it is full of damage from the flood. 

The owners of O’Leary’s Pub were just weeks from opening as a new restaurant. Rob Tingey had moved all his restaurant equipment into the basement of O’Leary’s. 

Ronald Spoor, co-owner of O’Leary’s Pub, said, “This is real damage where all the cooking equipment and where everything was. Thank God these high school students showed up because an hour ago, this was as deep as this with just everything and it is a godsend that they showed up to help.”

The business owners have to have their damage estimates into FEMA by late Friday. They think their damage is probably around $150,000. That doesn't include Rob Tingey's car, parked in the back, buried under mud. 

Rob Tingey, co-owner of O’Leary’s Pub, said, “It made it to California and back and then for it to drown.”

The owners are still planning a concert to raise money for a family who lost their home. 

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