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As the water level rises, concerns continue to grow

May 17, 2019 05:44 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) -- As the water level continues to rise on Lake Ontario, so does concern over potential flooding.

The International Joint Commission shared an update on the lake Friday as levels near what we saw during 2017 when the devastating flooding hit along the lakeshore.

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News10NBC was out Friday checking out the channel that connects Lake Ontario to Long Pond Road, which is already overflowing. 

News10NBC caught video of a man stacking up sandbags along his property. Back in 2017, he says he had 1,500 sandbags laid out. 

That was the year Lake Ontario reached record highs, causing millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses along the lakeshore.

Now, two years later, the homeowner says this flood could do more damage than last time.

”What's the scariest part about all this? Coming into my house...if it comes to my house," said Bob Violante, homeowner. 

News10NBC also saw crews riding down Old Edgemere Drive stopping to fill the pumps up with gas and residents coming to pick up sandbags. 

This station is open 24/7 and crews will replenish the sandbags when they run low.

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