Residents in Niagara and Orleans Counties spent today (Tuesday) preparing for the worst ahead of a lake shore flood warning starting this morning.

"We've had to deal with a tremendous amount of work. Most of the people here today and yesterday have been putting docks on top of docks so they can get to their boats," said Vice Commodore of Tuscarora Yacht Club, Doug Klapper.

 

According to the International Joint Commission, which regulates Lake Ontario's water levels, the lake will likely reach or exceed the record high back in 2017, when levels reached more than 258 feet. Right now it's just above an inch from that mark.

(WIVB-TV)