Flooding in Branchport causes massive damage to camp for kids with cancer

Flooding in Branchport

Flooding from heavy rains has caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a Finger Lakes camp for children and families impacted by cancer.

Our sister station, WHAM in Rochester, reports that the leaders of Camp Good Days and Special Times estimate that this week's flooding in Yates County caused about $60,000 in damage to the facility in Branchport, on Keuka Lake's northern end.

Camp leaders say water flooded out cabins and left behind two inches of mud. They say the damage wrecked improvement recently made to the camp.

Branchport and nearby Penn Yan were hit by flash flooding from severe thunderstorms that rolled across the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Yates County, located 35 mile southeast of Rochester.