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Penn Yan braces for more rain

Updated: Friday, June 6 2014, 05:39 PM EDT

Penn Yan, N.Y. -- Sandbags were offered to homeowners who wanted them Thursday, while many roads reopened in Penn Yan.

The day appeared to get brighter for a village that finds much of its downtown covered with mud, debris and damage.

It was day two of cleanup for the small village of Penn Yan.

"The refrigerator was turned upside down," explained Robert Hawley of Penn Yan.

He and his family spent Thursday rummaging through mud-caked rooms searching for whatever they could salvage.

"It's been a long day," said Amber Hawley, Robert's daughter. "We've cleaned most of the house out or tried to."

The Hawleys were someone fortunate, as they have flood insurance and have already heard from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"They put a sign up there, it's condemned," stated Ed Hannon, Hawley's next door neighbor.

Hannon does not have flood insurance.

As they prepare for more rain, there's little true prep work to do on Champlain Avenue.

"You can't do anything but move on and keep going," Amber Hawley said.

Sandbags were offered near the box lacrosse field on Powell Lane for homeowners who wanted to fill the bags themselves.

Penn Yan braces for more rain


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