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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency on Tuesday in response to flooding along the south shore of Lake Ontario, where the water is almost two feet higher than usual.

Veronica Volk of Here & Now contributor Great Lakes Today went to Port Bay, New York, where residents are scrambling to hold back the lake.

Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of WBFO in Buffalo, New York, WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland and WXXI in Rochester, New York.

This segment aired on May 3, 2017.

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