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Oswego County declares state of emergency


OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) -- Oswego County has declared a state of emergency as concerns about high water and the potential for lakeshore flooding continue.

State officials from the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security toured the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Oswego County on Tuesday.

A six to seven inch increase in water levels is still predicted by the end of the month. Sandbags and other measures are helping mitigate the damage.

The emergency declaration will remain in effect until further notice.  Oswego County staffers say anyone who is concerned about flooding should reach out for sandbags and other temporary help.


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