© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
All of us at Buffalo Toronto Public Media are heartbroken by the senseless tragedy that occurred in our great City on Saturday, May 14th. We are grieving with our community and are committed to helping it heal. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends, and the employees and customers of Tops Friendly Markets.
Environment

Sodus Point prepares for high water

Arney's Marina on Sodus Bay keeps their pump running constantly to prevent water from flooding the building.
Arney's Marina on Sodus Bay keeps their pump running constantly to prevent water from flooding the building.
Arney's Marina on Sodus Bay keeps their pump running constantly to prevent water from flooding the building.
Credit Veronica Volk / WXXI News
/
Arney's Marina on Sodus Bay keeps their pump running constantly to prevent water from flooding the building.

Around Sodus Point you can already see the effects of high water levels. Take Arney’s Marina on the bay -- their service dock is underwater, and a pump runs constantly to keep water out of the building.

By now the village of Sodus Point is no stranger to high water levels on Lake Ontario and the bay. As the water creeps higher, the mayor is doing what he can to prepare.

Mayor Dave McDowell says they filled hundreds of sandbags Wednesday and are going to start setting them up around the village next week. He's also declaring a state of emergency this week in order to set up equipment like pumps and hoses throughout town.

After major flooding hit the area in the summer of 2017, McDowell says residents are concerned the same could happen again this year so they’re taking what precautions they can.

"Hopefully we can get through this and not have to face it year after year after year," McDowell said.

But, he notes, he doesn’t want all this preparation to keep people from coming to visit when the weather gets nice.

"Basically nothing’s going to change," he said. "We’re going to be open. Normal hours, normal activities."

Copyright 2019 WXXI News