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State of emergency declared for Sodus Bay, other lake areas in Wayne County

State of emergency declared for Sodus Bay, other lake areas in Wayne County

May 10, 2019 04:48 PM

SODUS N.Y. (WHEC) — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has declared a state of emergency for Sodus, East, Port, and Blind Sodus Bays due to high water levels along Lake Ontario.

The state of emergency goes into effect Saturday, May 11 at 12:01 a.m. 

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Boats must operate at idle speed only, causing no wakes within 1,000 feet of the shore on Sodus Bay.

On East, Port, and Blind Sodus Bays, boats are to operate at idle speed only causing no wakes.

Sodus Point Mayor David McDowell released the following statement Friday: 

"As many know, the Village of Sodus Point is frequently the first locality in the region to experience the destructive effects of high water. Today, Sheriff Barry Virts declared a state of emergency for Wayne County. To be very clear, the primary purpose of this declaration is to allow the sheriff to impose a no-wake zone within 1000' of the shoreline.The village is fully accessible.  All the Sodus Point businesses are open. Sandbagging on Greig Street continues, but the vast majority of properties are not in peril. Preparations for high water continue unabated, systems are working and we are continuing to monitor the situation around the clock. There is no cause for alarm."

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo declared a state of emergency on Thursday along Lake Ontario.

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