Flood

Alex Crichton

Lake Ontario is nearly a foot and a half higher than is usual for this time of year, and New Yorkers living on the south shore are anxiously watching the water continue to rise.

Near Rochester, the village of Sodus Point is providing sandbags to homeowners.

Rising levels on Lake Ontario have prompted officials in counties near Buffalo and Rochester to declare a state of emergency.

Officials said they expect higher than normal water levels over the next few days and into the weekend -- with a possibility of flooding.

Plaque honors effort behind popular bike path

Oct 31, 2015
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A plaque was unveiled along the Ellicott Creek Bike Path on Friday, honoring the woman who's dedication to a cause made the popular trailway possible.

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With a flood warning in effect today for Buffalo Creek, city crews are out making sure waterways continue to flow smoothly.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency released new funding this week designated for the TLC Hospital Network and the Lake Shore hospital.

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Severe flood waters in 2009 destroyed the hospital on Memorial Drive in Gowanda.