Lake Ontario

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Lakeshore Flood Warning remains in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe Counties. Once again a beach hazards warning is also up, both warning of high waves and winds that could tear into an already devastated stretch of...
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May 29, 2017 - 6:42 pm
GREECE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state is making $7 million available to help homeowners recover from flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Homeowners will be able to get up to $40,000 in aid. They'll apply through...
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Photo: Deb Barth Klees, Hamlin, N.Y.
May 25, 2017 - 9:36 pm
GREECE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Waterfront property owners along Lake Ontario's New York shoreline stomached more flooding as high winds, waves and more rain returned to the region Thursday. The National Weather Service had posted a lakeshore flood warning for a 90-mile stretch of shoreline from where the...
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May 25, 2017 - 5:36 am
While all of Western New York will see some rainfall Thursday, the high winds along the Lake Ontario shore could cause enough problems today that the National Weather Service has issued another round of warnings. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for Lake Ontario extending...
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Tom Puckett
May 25, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As a lakeshore flood warning is about to take effect for the Lake Ontario shoreline again, homeowners are worried about rising waters and more damage from erosion. Lisa lives in the Kent section near the shoreline. "The water's risen so high, at one point we had ten feet of beach...
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Wilson Harbor Flooding
WBEN Listener Chris Bread
The National Weather Service has upgraded their earlier lakeshore flood watch to a more severe warning starting tomorrow and lasting into Friday. "What we are seeing is a low pressure system tracking out of the Ohio valley, is going to cuase northeast winds strengthen out... and with that we will...
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Richard Root
May 22, 2017 - 3:45 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced $10 million in state funding available to assist municipalities that have been affected by flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and...
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Tom Puckett
May 19, 2017 - 6:39 pm
Olcott, NY (WBEN) Niagara County officials will extend a State of Emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:13 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor the rising water levels plaguing the shores of Lake Ontario. Technical teams are being deployed Tuesday in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties in northern New York, Mexico Point in Oswego County on the eastern shore of...
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Mike Baggerman
May 15, 2017 - 4:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Is Plan 2014 to blame for the flooding along Lake Ontario or is climate change the culprit? Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said there's no one factor. "Four trillion gallons of water coming in the form of rain since April 1?" Hochul stated. "Plan 2014 did not make that...
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