The aftermath of flash floods that ravaged Averill Park, NY and the rest of Rennselaer County, is being compared to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, or even worse according to one local official.

The path of destruction left by severe, heavy rain in a short period of time took out trees, roadways, and culverts and deep floodwaters damaged homes and businesses.

One of those businesses that suffered extensive damage from the deep floodwaters was The Towne Tavern. A short drive from Pittsfield, the popular restaurant is famous for its smoked wings and BBQ and is beloved by locals and visitors alike.

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Yesterday we shared shocking photos from the aftermath of the floods, including pictures of Towne Tavern. At the time we had no update from owners as to the extent of the damage and how long the business could be closed for. Yesterday afternoon the owners did give an update via social media:

"We suffered extensive damage and loss from the floods yesterday. Thanks to a wonderful group of staff, family, and friends, the clean-up has begun. We have a restoration team coming in today, and will be updating everyone as we know more. We will be closed for business until we properly assess all damages and make repairs as needed. Our hearts go out to other local businesses and families who suffered loss and damage as well. Thank you for your support." - The Towne Tavern

 

via Daniel Dutch Facebook

 

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