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Rain Continues To Fall In Already Soaked Finger Lakes

When it rains it pours, and it is doing that again tonight in Yates County, where folks devastated by flash floods Tuesday night are being hit hard again Thursday night.
When it rains it pours, and it is doing that again tonight in Yates County, where folks devastated by flash floods Tuesday night are being hit hard again Thursday night.

Rain and more rain is causing heartache for residents who have seen more than their share this week. 

"Absolute devastation,"Angie Smaha said. "It was totally unexpected and I've never seen this kind of damage before." 
 
People opening up their summer homes for the season are in awe.


"Looking out over the lake, I couldn't believe the stuff that was floating by," Charlie Pugliese said. "I saw a picnic table and then I literally saw my neighbor's dock and it was busted in half."

Docks that were once standing are gone. A crater 20 feet wide and 20 deep can swallow a car. Despite the devastation, those who choose to call this gem along the Finger Lakes home have no regrets.

"I'm hopeful," Anita Maroscher said. "I like to think lightening doesn't strike twice. I will say I took some security when I put some things back in the garage, I made sure they were all in containers that were waterproof." 

Memorial Day, usually spent with barbecues and fireworks, will likely take on new meaning this year. It will be a celebration of neighbor helping neighbor rebuild.

Governor Cuomo declared the area a state of emergency to hopefully speed up funding to help the area get back on its feet.

For more information on the relief efforts and how to help click on the links below.
http://www.redcross.org/ny/rochester/west-ontario
http://www.salvationarmy.org/
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