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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 article was originally published on May 03, 2017.

This segment aired on May 3, 2017.