Video: Waves sweep into yard as lake shore flood warning continues

Flooding in Cape Vincent

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. (WWNY) - A lake shore flood warning for the shorelines of Jefferson and Lewis counties is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

High water and brisk winds combine to increase flooding on already waterlogged properties.

To illustrate how bad it is, Marcy Benvenuto sent us the video above to show the waves sweeping over the road and into her yard on the Tibbetts Point Road in Cape Vincent.

That's where Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River meet.

Benvenuto says things have calmed down some since she shot the video around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The town of Cape Vincent has been putting large rocks along the shoreline to help keep the waters at bay, but, like many property owners, she's frustrated.

On the 7News Facebook page, she wrote: “Yet another flood we have to endure. Really, Cuomo? Feel it now - fix it later?”

Following Benvenuto’s video above is the outlook for lake shore flooding from weathercaster Les Shockley.

Governor Cuomo's office saw this report and a representative sent 7 News the following email:

“For the record, Governor Cuomo has devoted more resources to Jefferson County during this emergency than anywhere else ‎in the state. Yesterday he offered up to $300 million to rebuild, threatened to sue the IJC, and has sent his agencies and staff into your region to deal with this crisis everyday for at least the last two months.”

The representative also said Jefferson County has been given more sandbags and aquadams than any other county.

He also sent the following graph showing the assistance provided by the state:

Graph showing resources Jefferson County has received from the state
Graph showing resources Jefferson County has received from the state

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