Irondequoit, Webster declare state of emergency amid flooding
Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) - A state of emergency was declared Friday in the towns of Irondequoit and Webster.
Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley and Webster Town Supervisor Ron Nesbitt said the rising water levels on Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay were the impetus behind the decision.
As part of declaring the state of emergency, an order is in effect for all boats and vessels on Irondequoit May to "travel at an idle speed when within 500 feet of the shore and create no wake" and not to travel above 5 mph while on the Bay.
The emergency order was developed in conjunction with Penfield and Webster, as well as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
All orders will go into effect as of 5 p.m.
Penfield has executed a similar emergency order stating that vessels shall travel at idle speeds within 500 feet of their respective shorelines.
The state of emergency will not last longer than 30 days, according to the declaration issued by Nesbitt.