What a day (and night!). Penn Yan, Branchport, and areas in between had some torrential water fall over night. The Fire Departments have been responding to calls since yesterday evening, and have responded to well over 100 now. Flooded basements, people stranded in their cars, people needing to be rescued from their homes, downed power lines, natural gas leaks, etc. I was awake most of the night listening to the scanner and it was constantly buzzing with traffic.

There were tractor trailers, even a tanker, floating.

The Owl’s Nest building on Seneca St. & Basin St. collapsed.

There is some kind of sink hole in the parking lot behind Cam’s Pizzeria on E. Elm & Main St.

There are roads that have been completely upheaved and are impassable.

People rescued from their homes in chest deep water.

Even as a write this post and edit photos, a natural gas leak has been discovered near the hospital. And a flash flood warning has been issued and more storms are reportedly on their way.

News Channel 10 out of Rochester is reporting that the damage in Penn Yan is worse than the flood of 1972.

I don’t know how our emergency responders and dispatchers keep everything straight. It’s a mystery to me. And they’ve been at it for over 12 hours now. What a superb level of service these men and women provide our community!

I ventured out this morning to take some photos, and also sourced many photos from friends on Facebook.

Longs' Cards & Book Basement behind Main St.

Longs’ Cards & Book Basement behind Main St.

PY Fire Dept. pumping the basement of Birkett Landing into Keuka Outlett

PY Fire Dept. pumping the basement of Birkett Landing into Keuka Outlett

Guys working in the road in front of the Owl's Nest on Seneca Street

Guys working in the road in front of the Owl’s Nest on Seneca Street

The Owl's Nest on Seneca Street

The Owl’s Nest on Seneca Street

The Parking Lot behind Cam's Pizza on East Elm Street & Basin St. and the rear of the Owl's Nest

The Parking Lot behind Cam’s Pizza on East Elm Street & Basin St. and the rear of the Owl’s Nest

Old police station on Basin St. Photo Via Ari D.

Old police station on Basin St. Photo Via Ari D.

Looking down to Champlin St in Penn Yan. Photo via The Wagner Restaurant

Looking down to Champlin St in Penn Yan. Photo via The Wagner Restaurant

Neighbors helping neighbors find their side walks again... Burns Terrace and Court St. in Penn Yan

Neighbors helping neighbors find their side walks again… Burns Terrace and Court St. in Penn Yan

Fire Department pumping houses on Elm St. in Penn Yan

Fire Department pumping houses on Elm St. in Penn Yan

Creek by Brandy Bay on West Lake Road in Penn Yan

Creek by Brandy Bay on West Lake Road in Penn Yan

Sand Hill Road (looking East). Nice waterfall!

Sand Hill Road (looking East). Nice waterfall!

Parking Lot behind Cam's - Photo via David Smith

Parking Lot behind Cam’s – Photo via David Smith

Photo via David Smith

Photo via David Smith

Sidewalk on E. Elm St. Photo by David Smith

Sidewalk on E. Elm St. Photo by David Smith

Photo via David Smith

Photo via David Smith

Jacob's Creek Photo via David Smith

Jacob’s Creek Photo via David Smith

Jacob's Creek Photo via David Smith

Jacob’s Creek Photo via David Smith

Lakeside Kitchen Design van Photo via Austin Lapp

Lakeside Kitchen Design van Photo via Austin Lapp

Notice the waterline... Photo via Austin Lapp

Notice the waterline… Photo via Austin Lapp

Jacob's Creek Photo via Austin Lapp

Jacob’s Creek Photo via Austin Lapp

Champlin Ave behind the Wagner

Champlin Ave behind the Wagner

Car in the Pavement behind the Owl's Nest on Basin St. Photo via Jeff Gifford

Car in the Pavement behind the Owl’s Nest on Basin St. Photo via Jeff Gifford

The Owl's Nest with The Birkett Mills behind. This was a newly renovated building. Photo via Jeff Gifford

The Owl’s Nest with The Birkett Mills behind. This was a newly renovated building. Photo via Jeff Gifford

E. Elm St. Photo via Austin Lapp

E. Elm St. Photo via Austin Lapp

Sugar Creek in Branchport Photo via Grace Volt

Sugar Creek in Branchport Photo via Grace Volt

West Lake Road in Penn Yan Photo via Grace Volt

West Lake Road in Penn Yan Photo via Grace Volt

Brandy Bay on Keuka Photo via Grace Volt

Brandy Bay on Keuka Photo via Grace Volt

East Valley Rd. Branchport Photo via Grace Volt

East Valley Rd. Branchport Photo via Grace Volt

 

Car near the bottom of 364

Car near the bottom of 364

Near the bottom of 364

Near the bottom of 364

More washed out driveways

More washed out driveways

Paved driveways heaved, buckled, bent, or washed away. Some blacktop still in tact with nothing underneath.

Paved driveways heaved, buckled, bent, or washed away. Some blacktop still in tact with nothing underneath.

Culverts got beat up pretty bad

Culverts got beat up pretty bad

Route 364 in Penn Yan, most driveways are washed completely out

Route 364 in Penn Yan, most driveways are washed completely out

North Ave in Penn Yan pavement has been heaved. The resident of the brown house there was rescued overnight due to the house being chest high with water.

North Ave in Penn Yan pavement has been heaved. The resident of the brown house there was rescued overnight due to the house being chest high with water.

There was a sidewalk here...

There was a sidewalk here…

Ayers Road (this road was pretty bad and one of the few that are open in the area)

Ayers Road (this road was pretty bad and one of the few that are open in the area)

Ayers Road

Ayers Road

Ayers Road

Ayers Road

Ayers Road, driveway washed out. One board across as a make shift bridge.

Ayers Road, driveway washed out. One board across as a make shift bridge.

 

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