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Lakeshore flood warning in effect beginning at 6 p.m. today

Photo by Tom Rivers: Orleans County Legislator John DeFilipps rakes driftwood and picks up stones from a breakwall where waves have thrown some of the rock into his yard on Park Road in Carlton. DeFilipps has one of three houses where a road has been washed out. DeFilipps reached the house by rolling up his pantlegs and walking through the water.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2019 at 4:45 pm

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lakeshore flood warning from 6 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Tuesday, and includes Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

A warning means the weather event is imminent or has already begun. In this case its lakeshore flooding, due to the combination of very high lake levels and moderately strong west to northwest winds.

That will result in greater wave action and an increase in lakeshore flooding on the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario, the Weather Service said.

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