Lt. Governor Duffy Tours Penn Yan Flood Damage

As work crews and volunteers continued with their storm related cleanup efforts around him, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy conducted a walking tour of Elm Street in the village of Penn Yan Thursday afternoon. Duffy spoke with flood ravaged business owners, residents, and local leaders. The former mayor and police chief of the city of Rochester said he made the stop for a number of reasons.

           Mr. Duffy (L) and Brian Winslow, County Emergency Management Director, overlooking flood damage

Duffy says the state is very aware of this issue and is responding accordingly.

Mr. Duffy talking with Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike and County Administrator Sarah Purdy

Duffy talked about the environmental impact as a result of the flooding.

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency in Yates County.

Mr. Duffy speaking with John Pallar, owner of the Wagner Restaurant, which was heavily damaged.

                                                         (Photos: Lucas Day)

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