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Penn Yan Schools closed Thursday

Updated: Friday, June 6 2014, 05:38 PM EDT

Penn Yan, N.Y. -- Penn Yan Central schools will be closed Thursday while cleanup from the storms continues. 

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Yates County after flash flooding caused by heavy rains forced evacuations and closed roads.

County officials declared the emergency Wednesday after severe thunderstorms dumped at least 5 inches of rain late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.

One of the hardest-hit areas was the village of Penn Yan, on the northern end of Keuka Lake, 45 miles southeast of Rochester.

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said around two-dozen roads were closed because of flooding and 12 people were at a temporary shelter at the Penn Yan Academy.

Spike said there were no injuries or emergency medical calls.

Heavy rains Tuesday also caused flooding in parts of Western New York south of Buffalo.

Penn Yan Schools closed Thursday


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