Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Severe Thunderstorm Tears Through Yates County Fair

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What was expected to be a fun night at the fair turned out to be a dangerous situation in Yates County Thursday night.

Yates County Sheriff's deputies say a severe thunderstorm whipped through the Penn Yann area around 8 p.m. causing winds of more than 50 mph.

Events being held at the Yates County Fair were forced to end as the wind blew over tents and exhibits and rains flooded the area.

Three people were taken to the hospital after being hit with flying debris and collapsing tents. All three have since been released.

Emergency crews also tended to trees and wires that were knocked over on the fairgrounds. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP