Flood warning by Lake Ontario issued for Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 May 2017 at 8:26 am

File photo: A Kendall backyard, with a concrete breakwall, is battered by Lake Ontario in this photo from May 7.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lakeshore flood warning for Orleans, Niagara and Monroe counties for most of Thursday. The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. on Friday.

“The combination of high lake levels, brisk northeast winds and higher waves will result in flooding and shoreline along the Lake Ontario shoreline,” the Weather Service said.

Lakeshore property owners already have been suffering erosion and flooding the past month from a high Lake Ontario.

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