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Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding

Residents on Sodus Bay react to damage caused by lake flooding
The International Joint Commission held a conference call on Friday to address the high water crisis along Lake Ontario. Although there was speculation they would address calls to get rid of plan 2014, the plan to manage the water levels, the IJC has not yet provided details of the meeting. Meanwhile, people who live and work on the lake face... more

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014
Members of the International Joint Commission are scheduled to discuss the possibility of suspending Plan 2014. The commissioners are meeting by conference call and it’s expected to happen Friday morning. This week, we told you they’re considering going back to Plan 1958 which is how water levels were managed on Lake Ontario for decades. Read more from WHEC-TV more

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds

Sodus Point homeowners brace for next round of high winds
Homeowners along a thin strip of land near Sodus Point fear the next surge of strong waves could take out their homes. High lake levels have already separated a portion of the land. On the other side is a thin stretch of land with homes called Crescent Beach. For many, flood waters are already up to people’s homes. And some... more

Hard-hit Sodus Point reacts to Cuomo’s flooding plan

Hard-hit Sodus Point reacts to Cuomo’s flooding plan
As people along Lake Ontario brace for more flooding, they’re also buoyed by the news that the state is pledging a boatload of funds to help prevent future damage. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $300 million plan relies on input from local leaders along all 326 miles of Lake Ontario. Sodus Point is already working on it. Mayor Dave McDowell... more

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun despite flooding

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun
Even while Lake Ontario water levels are reaching record heights and lakeshore communities continue to fight the encroaching water, Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell is confident his resort community will not only overcome the struggle but will deliver its usual dose of summertime excitement. {span}He wants to assure folks from around the Finger Lakes that high lake waters won’t hold... more

Residents dealing with record water levels along Lake Ontario

Residents dealing with record water levels along Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is now as high as it was during the devastating 2017 flooding. To make matters worse, the winds are expected to pick up Monday. At last check, Lake Ontario is now around 249 feet — exceeding the historic levels in 2017 that left damage and devastation up and down the shoreline. Home and business owners along the lakeshore... more

Sodus Point prepares for historic flooding (video)

Sodus Point prepares for historic flooding
Sodus Point residents hold their breath as Lake Ontario threatens to bash through barriers and flood the village with historic flood levels at any moment. The mayor, Dave McDowell, says that the 2014 Lake Ontario plan to raise lake levels during the winter months didn’t factor increased precipitation and may harm the future of Sodus Point and other lakeside communities.... more

Sodus Point business owners plan to ride out rising waters

Sodus Point business owners plan to ride out rising waters
Holiday weekends typically bring a lot of customers to the establishments in Sodus Point. The scenic village in Wayne County is bordered by both Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay. Business owners have been watching the water levels closely because they can impact the flow of money that comes in. That affects more than just a business’s bottom line. Employees are... more

Flooding along Lake Ontario in Wayne, Cayuga (photos)

Flooding along Lake Ontario in
As residents along Lake Ontario continue to deal with flooding that’s approaching 2017-levels, many have taken to social media to share the sights they’ve encountered. Here are a few from the shores of Lake Ontario, as well as some recent coverage of flooding. Rising Waters: The situation here along Lake Ontario at Port Bay in Huron, NY worsens by the... more

Cuomo declares state of emergency along Lake Ontario shoreline

Cuomo declares state of emergency along Lake Ontario shoreline
Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for the eight counties impacted by potential Lake Ontario flooding: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne. The Governor’s order directs state agencies to protect State property and to assist local governments and individuals in responding to and recovering from the flooding. The Governor also directed the Commissioner of the... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

State of Emergency declared in Wayne, Cayuga counties along Lake Ontario

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After Sheriff Barry Virts and other leaders from Wayne County declared a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline; Sheriff Brian Schenck and leaders from Cayuga County did the same for shoreline in the Town of Sterling. “Water levels in these areas continue to rise to levels that are creating a risk of flooding and shoreline damage,” Schenck said... more
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