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Flooding frustrations: Homeowners question if their preparations were enough

May 28, 2019 06:30 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC spent Tuesday speaking with homeowners living along Lake Ontario that are left to deal with the flooding.

Roads are closed, backyards are submerged, basements are consumed with water and in some areas along the lake, the water is actually making its way to the first floor of homes. 

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Now, some are questioning if their preparations were enough. 

The towns and the National Guard are trying to help homeowners with sandbags but it's really too late for that. For people who lived through this same exact thing a few years ago, the situation is beyond frustrating, especially for those who thought they had done the work to prevent it from happening again. 

"I've lived on this lake my whole life and it's never been this bad, so we put in all this concrete here, three and a half truckloads of concrete. I don't even want to have to tell you how much that was and it's still, as you can see, we're still battling it," said Terry Sugrue, lives on Edgemere Drive. 

News10NBC Investigate Reporter Jennifer Lewke: "Did you think this was going to be enough protection?" 

Sugrue: "I did but I didn't think the lake would ever go up again either, so I was mistaken." 

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