State of emergency declared in Sodus Point as Lake Ontario rises

The Village of Sodus Point has declared a special state of emergency on Monday to allow response teams to assess sandbags and break walls on private property, as rising waters become an issue.

Above normal water levels have become common along Lake Ontario. Earlier on Monday, it was reported that experts believed that the lake would reach 250 inches – cresting beyond the highs of 2017.

After existing flood-prevention measures are assessed, the Village of Sodus Point says it will begin to strengthen sandbag and break wall barriers if necessary.

The REDI projects are still underway. The Engineer’s Report for each project is due next Friday according to the Village of Sodus Point, according to WHEC-TV.

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