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Latest round of rain causes more issues in Penn Yan

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Latest round of rain causes more issues in Penn Yan
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PENN YAN, N.Y. -- The rain hasn't stopped in Penn Yan, and is causing even more issues in the already saturated community.

Water levels on Keuka Lake are high, and flowing quickly out of the lake's outlets into nearby streams and culverts. Crews have been working around the clock to divert the water flow, and minimize further damage to homes and businesses impacted by Tuesday's storm.

"We're basically sandbagging the driveways, and trying to divert water to different areas, so the storm sewers pick it up. We're trying not to get it all the way down to Elm Street because it's already been devastated down there. But unfortunately it's already flowing there. Right now we're trying to save some houses on this side of Court Street," said Bill LaRock, a member of the Penn Yan Fire Department.

Crews have been hard at work for days to help prevent any more devastation. Residents can pick up sandbags for their homes and businesses on Powell Lane. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP