Another shoreline flood watch in effect Friday

Staff Reports Posted 27 July 2017 at 9:51 am

United Shoreline holds rally Friday in Hilton

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a flood watch for the Lake Ontario shoreline for 7 a.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

The watch includes Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. The high waters with waves may worsen flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline, the Weather Service said.

A group of shoreline residents and business owners also is holding a rally at Hilton High School Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m.

United Shoreline will be addressed by Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, who share about the possibility of FEMA relief and help coming from the US Army Corps of Engineers as a result of her meeting with both groups in Washington, DC. She will be accompanied by Monroe County Emergency Management Director Tim Kohlmeier, who will also address the group, United Shoreline said in a news release.

The featured speaker will be Lake Ontario Riparians Alliance Director Dr. Daniel Barletta, who will give trends on what to expect going in the future with lake levels and further destruction.

Other speakers include State Sen. Joseph Robach and Parma Supervisor James Smith, who will talk about tax assessments.

The school is located at 400 East Ave., Hilton.

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