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Help is coming to Lake Ontario's crumbling shoreline

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Posted at 5:03 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 17:03:15-04

Governor Andrew Cuomo is deploying mobile command centers to help flood victims with insurance claims along Lake Ontario.

The Governor is also requesting assistance from the Army Corps of Engineers under the, "Advanced Measures and Emergency Ops Flood Fighting Programs.  Together, the Governor says these two programs can deploy federal resources to help prevent loss of life while also protecting essential public facilities and infrastructure.

Meantime, sandbagging operations are still underway, with as many as 771,000 sandbags distributed to vulnerable communities along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

So far there have been no evacuations.

Last week, the Governor declared a State of Emergency in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne counties.

The Mobile Command Center will be at the following locations over the next three days.

Monroe County
Wednesday, May 10
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Town of Greece
Department of Public Works
647 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY

Orleans County
Thursday, May 11
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Town of Kent
County Marine Park
Point Breeze Road (Route 98)

Niagara County
Friday, May 12
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Town of Newfane
Olcott Fire Company
1691 Lockport-Olcott Rd