QUICK LINKS:

Upstate flood toll: $500,000 damage to one building

Created: 05/30/2014 3:51 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A Finger Lakes building that serves people with developmental disabilities will cost a half million dollars to repair from recent flooding.

Yates County officials say the Arc of Yates building in Penn Yan is in "a state of ruin" with major damage to floors, walls, computers, furniture and the phone system. More than 100 developmentally disabled people have been affected.

Penn Yan was hit hard two weeks ago by flash flooding from severe thunderstorms, prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency for Yates County, 35 miles southeast of Rochester.

The not-for-profit organization that operates the facility is asking for donations because the damage far exceeds what its insurance covers. Its programs have been temporarily located until cleanup and repairs are complete.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Overcast
36°
46° | 32°
  • Feels like: 32° F
  • Wind: SSW 5mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Fri A few afternoon snow showers
    32° | 27°
  • Sat Snow showers early
    27° | 15°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    39° | 12°
  • Mon Windy, morning mix of rain and snow showers
    47° | 31°