WATCH: Lake Ontario waves eat away at unprepared home, neighbors concerned for their own

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(WSYR-TV) — The rising Lake Ontario water levels and flooding has wreaked havoc on businesses and homeowners along the shoreline, but some neighbors didn’t prepare like others.

The Ciesla’s are concerned about their neighbor’s property on Shore Road. During Friday’s storm, they watched water chip away at their neighbor’s lawn in a matter of two hours, bringing the property line closer and closer to the house.

The Ciesla’s say the person who owns the home hasn’t been around in years. They’ve tried getting in touch with him but haven’t been successful. 

They’re doing the best they can to protect their own homes, but nothing is stopping the water from creeping up.

“(We) can’t sleep at night. It’s very disheartening that we take a lot of time and spend a lot of money to keep our home looking nice and secure, and safe,” they said.

Others living along the shore are concerned about their declining property values and starting to look at their properties as a liability.

“It is very frustrating and you wonder how long you can keep up with it and keep repairing your properties before you say that’s it, we’ve had enough,” Moe St. Germain said.

The mayor of Oswego tells NewsChannel 9 National Grid has disconnected the power at 12 Shore Road, the home neighbors are concerned about. The owner is expected to meet with code enforcement on Monday. 

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