Assessing the Damages in Franklin Forks


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) After a dry day  — many flood victims are getting a chance to take a look at all the damage that has been done.
     In Franklin Forks, Susquehanna County  — the recovery process will take weeks — if not months.
     Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has more on the devastation.

Route 29 in Franklin Forks is now open but drivers should proceed with caution.
    Part of a small shed and even a vehicle are still taking up part of the road.

“I’m amazed. I’m absolutely amazed by it. I think this might actually be worse than the 2011 flood when the bridge washed out” said Amy Perry of Franklin Forks.

    Several homes are destroyed.
    The Snake Creek Marine — a boat dealer — was also heavily damaged.
We first saw third-generation owner Allen Coy Tuesday with water still surrounding his property.
    48 hours later he choked back tears After assessing all the damage.

 “Right now, it’s very difficult. I lost everything inside. The buildings, the buildings are pretty much totaled. That’s the hard part. Inventory, monetary stuff is easy. The buildings is tough “

    Coy’s business has been here more than 80 years and he is vowing to keep going.
“I’m going to come through this stronger, somehow, someway” 

    Nearby Salt Springs Park was also heavily damaged by waters of Silver Creek.
    Camping is still suspended here — and a fundraiser for the True Friends Animal Shelter originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed.
    Many in this community know there is a long road to recovery ahead.

“People have lived here 40-50 years and never seen anything like this. It’s unusual….”Said Gregory Distad.

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