Lakefront Residents, Businesses Brace For More Flooding
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners and businesses along Lake Ontario's southern shore in western New York are bracing for the possibility of more flooding as heavy rain and high winds return to the region.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lakeshore flood warning for neighboring Orleans and Monroe counties that is in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday. Meteorologists say the lake's already high level combined with strong winds could result in more flooding and shoreline erosion this weekend.
The areas hit hardest by recent flooding are in the towns of Parma and Greece to the west of Rochester and Webster and Sodus east of the city. Many lakefront property owners have spent days laying down sandbags and pumping out flooded basements.
Earlier this week Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for several shoreline counties.