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Gov. Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. As a direct result of the IJC’s mismanagement, extremely high water levels exacerbated damage to residences and businesses, swept away large swaths of... more

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Congressman Katko & FEMA official inspect flood damage at Sodus Point

Congressman Katko & FEMA official inspect flood damage at Sodus Point
FEMA spent time in Sodus Point on Monday inspecting the damage caused by flooding earlier this year. A FEMA administrator toured the Lake Ontario shoreline. He joined Congressman John Katko, who represents New York’s 24th district, in a discussion about the impact flooding has had on the area. Local officials and the U.S. Army corps of engineers were also there.... more

FEMA’s acting administrator tours Lake Ontario shoreline, discusses damage

FEMA’s acting administrator tours Lake Ontario shoreline, discusses damage
FEMA’s acting administrator was in Wayne County Monday. Peter Gaynor spent the day with Congressman John Katko in Sodus Point to discuss the impact high lake levels have had on the Lake Ontario shoreline. Before surveying the flood damage, Gaynor met with lawmakers to talk about eligibility for federal funds and money to prepare and mitigate against flooding damage – which many... more

Deputies: Child injured after being struck by Sodus man, felony charges filed

Deputies: Child injured after being struck by Sodus man, felony charges filed
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports felony charges against a Sodus man following a domestic incident. On August 7th at approximately 9:42 p.m. deputies arrested Antonio D. Clinton, 32, of Sodus after allegedly striking a child in the face. Deputies say that Clinton was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and third degree assault. The child was injured,... more

Wayne County leaders question if future plans are ready for Lake Ontario flooding

Wayne County leaders question if future plans are ready for Lake Ontario flooding
Wayne County leaders welcomed plans to fortify local shorelines against future high water incidents on Lake Ontario, but had plenty of questions about the future lake levels. Most importantly, just how high will the water levels actually get? In Lyons on Wednesday, county officials looked over flood damage mitigation plans with engineering consultants engaged by the state and officials with... more
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