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Another flood warning issued for Lake Ontario counties

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 November 2017 at 8:18 am

Photos by Tom Rivers: This leaf is pictured recently in an Albion backyard.

Southshore of Lake Ontario, including Orleans County, has been in state of emergency since May 2

Another lakeshore flood warning has been issued for southshore counties, including Orleans. The flood warning is in effect today from 1 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Friday.

The southshore has been in a state of emergency since May 2, according to a declaration from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The lakeshore has been vulnerable to flooding and erosion for more than six months now.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said strong northwest winds will develop today and this evening behind a cold front. The wind and building waves, combined with above-average lake levels, will increase shoreline erosion, the Weather Service said.

Today’s high temperature will be 45 degrees followed by a high of 39 on Friday.

The temperatures on some recent nights have dropped below freezing.

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