Orleans County in State of Emergency over rising level of Lake Ontario
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 20, 2019
Orleans County has declared a state of emergency along with the towns of Carlton and Yates due to the rising Lake Ontario water levels.
Orleans County Legislature Chairman Lynne M. Johnson declared a State of Emergency for Orleans County due to preparedness measures being taken in anticipation of the Lake Ontario water level continually rising in late spring and becoming a long term hazard.
According to a release from the Director of the Orleans County Office of Emergency Management H. Dale Banker, there is currently no immediate public safety threat, however the situation is being closely monitored and orders will be executed based on circumstances at the time of concern.
Click the link below to read all of the full declarations.