Residents along Lake Ontario preparing for rising water levels

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Residents living along portions of Lake Ontario near Rochester are preparing for flooding as water levels continue to rise.

Irondequoit residents are concerned that this isn't even the worst yet as the water levels are expected to rise another foot.

Irondequoit Town Supervisor David Seeley requested additional sandbags from the state on Wednesday to try to stay ahead of the game.

 

Many residents on Irondequoit Bay have already started lining the bottom of their houses with sandbags to prevent water from coming into their basement. 

"I think this entire lakeshore community is concerned about this," said Patti Brody, a waterfront home owner. "It's our homes so it's hard." 

Residents say they hope to see the town do something in the way of making a speed limit for boats coming through since they say that greatly effects erosion.

A special state of emergency has been declared for all Wayne County bays and harbors.

Motorized boat traffic in Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor must operate at idle speed only causing no wake under the special state of emergency.

Lake Ontario and Wayne County bays and harbors are reported to be at or above flooding level (247.3 feet).


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