A state of emergency has been declared in Sodus Point and once again its due to rising Lake Ontario water levels.
The declaration allows officials to start building sandbag walls and bring in supplies with the help of the state. Sodus Point, along with many areas along the lakeshore, were devastated by flooding in 2017 and 2019. Despite the fact that according to authorities water is being let out of the lake at a record pace, the mayor of Sodus says the water levels are even higher now than they were at this time last year.
Excessive rain is being blamed for the rising water and there are concerns things could worsen once snow and ice melt.