Flooding

Cars pass through Sheridan Drive after the road was reopened between Colvin Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. August 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Drivers in the City of Buffalo and in the northtowns had a difficult commute on Wednesday morning after two-to-three inches of rain fell in the region over a short span during the overnight hours.
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Laura Jackett
May 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On a Wednesday afternoon conference call, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the increasing water levels and flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline, and he's calling for a short term and long term solution to the problem. "We have complained often to the IJC, which...
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Laura Jackett
May 28, 2019 - 8:32 pm
GREECE, NY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday afternoon, the new members of the International Joint Commission met with local leaders regarding the increasingly high water levels along the Lake Ontario shoreline at a closed-door meeting at Greece Town Hall near Rochester. The public was not...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott remain on edge because of the rising water levels in Lake Ontario. As of Wednesday, the average water level on Lake Ontario is 248.67 feet, which is just .02 feet shy of matching the record previously set in 2017 . The...
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Aqua Dam placed along Lake Ontario near shoreline home. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Correction: Our initial report indicated the water levels along Lake Erie. The water levels on Lake Ontario are nearing the 2017 of 248.67 feet as of May 21. OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - For the second time in a month, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Olcott community to examine the flooding along Lake...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that officials are concerned that more rain, or high winds,...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 01, 2019 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The US Army Corps of Engineers has issued an official Declaration of Emergency to activate its Emergency Operations Center to assist Lake Ontario communities in the event that Lake Ontario water levels continue rising to flood levels. “As Lake Ontario’s water levels continue to...
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Tom Puckett
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
Youngstown, NY (WBEN) Recently, Governor Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer expressed concerns about flooding along Lake Ontario's shoreline. Those who work and live there agree. Schumer Tuesday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District to stand ready to activate its Emergency...
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Photo Courtesy: @4RacheleM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York is preparing for potential flooding in Lake Ontario area communities. The State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is coordinating preparedness with local officials. Over 200,000 sandbags are being sent to sites in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe,...
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Brendan Keany
April 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - Niagara and Orleans County emergency officials held a press conference Monday afternoon to prepare Lake Ontario shoreline residents about rising water levels. "It's almost a daily, ongoing event," said Orleans County Director of Emergency Services Dale Banker. "We check water levels...
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