Massive flooding swept through the village of Fleishmann’s New York, (located in Delaware County), after a lake and streams turned a local street into a river. The Valkyrian Motel was caught in the flood, and everyone ran to safety. Unfortunately, one elderly woman, Leah Stern, was unable to escape the fast moving waters, and went missing.
Rabbi Joel Gold a chaplain with the Delaware Sheriff Department tells YWN that rescue crews from fire departments in Broome County were called to assist with searching for her.
According to eyewitnesses, the motel literally floated away in the raging waters.
Unfortunately, her body was located a short while ago by rescue personnel.
YWN will publish any additional updates available to us.
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(Dov Gordon – YWN)