Following Tuesday’s major wind storm thousands in Yates County remain without power, with Seneca County also significantly affected. The storm that brought heavy rain, headlined by high winds, has disrupted daily life as the week continued on Wednesday.
Yates County Sheriff Frank Ryan reported that the 911 center received about 110 calls for various emergencies, including downed wires and flooded basements, necessitating extra dispatchers.
Emergency management officials noted that the towns of Jerusalem, Milo, Barrington, and Starkey, along with the village of Penn Yan, were hardest hit by power outages.
As of 5 a.m. (Thursday) the number of households without power had dropped to little more than 500, marking a significant improvement there.
In response to the widespread damage, several warming centers have been opened.
The storm’s impact led to the closure of schools in Penn Yan, Dundee, and Marcus Whitman districts, prioritizing safety amid blocked roads and widespread power outages. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts up to 72 mph in the area, highlighting the storm’s severity.
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