Lake Ontario

October 14, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the region through this evening. Winds from 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph possible. WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming,...
Read More
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2017 - 5:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while...
Read More
October 10, 2017 - 5:45 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state lawmakers are looking at the causes of recent flooding along the shore lines of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The state Senate will hold a hearing Tuesday on the spring and summer floods in the community of Mexico in Oswego County. The calamity...
Read More
September 30, 2017 - 7:29 pm
Olcott, N.Y. (WBEN) - A retaining wall on the property of the Olcott Yacht Club along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Niagara County has collapsed. County officials are investigating but suspect springtime flooding and high lake levels may be the likely cause of the collapse. The collapse occurred...
Read More
Niagara County photo
New York state lawmakers are planning to hold a hearing on recent flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The state Senate announced the hearing on Monday. It will be held Oct. 10 in the community of Mexico in Oswego County. The spring and summer floods damaged homes and businesses...
Read More
The US Geologic Survey reports a small minor earthquake off Newfane early this morning in Lake Ontario. near 3:21 in the morning. The quake is of such small magnitude that it's effects are minimal and may not have even been noticed, according to Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick...
Read More
July 11, 2017 - 10:44 am
The US Geologic Survey reports an 2.5 magnitude earthquake near 2:30 this morning, approximately 8.6 miles from Olcott, 3.1 miles deep in Lake Ontario. The tremor was relatively minor, and initially triggered only one "felt report" sent to the USGS website. Four others were eventually filed by 11...
Read More
WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
July 08, 2017 - 7:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said Friday that they have written to the Federal Emergency...
Read More
Tom Puckett
July 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
Wilson, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo called on President Trump for federal help after high water levels along Lake Ontario devastated homes and businesses this year. "It's undeniable the main cause has been the amount of rainfall, but it's more complicated than that and it has something to do with how...
Read More
Neil McManus
July 02, 2017 - 1:25 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) During a holiday weekend there is usually stepped up patrols to curb boater intoxication. This July Fourth holiday, authorities will be on the look out for those infractions but will also be enforcing a 'No Wake Zone' on the waters of Lake Ontario. Governor Andrew Cuomo has...
Read More

Pages