PRATTSVILLE - ? Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been touring New York disaster zones and recently visited the devastated town of Prattsville upstate.

Homes in Prattsville has been left in ruins after Irene?s torrential rains swelled a nearby creek.

Cuomo says there are scenes like this across the state, and the repairs are going to be costly. Cuomo is optimistic and says New Yorkers are a tough breed and in our darkest hours is when we shine the brightest.