The former Canandaigua supervisor said during a visit to Sodus Point that the area is hit by "unprecedented flooding."
State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue a state of emergency for areas affected by flooding while she was in Sodus Point on Saturday.
Helming additionally called on municipal leaders from the communities affected by flooding on Lake Ontario to issue a state of emergency. She also asked the state Department of Environmental Conservation for help.
Helming visited the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Wickham Boulevard in Sodus Point.
During her talk the former Canandaigua supervisor noted that some manhole covers are underwater, and said that if the water gets any higher there is a risk of overflow at the lift station. If this happens, Helming warned of a risk of raw sewage seeping into Lake Ontario.
Helming also was expected to visit businesses and homes along the lake shoreline that have had to contend with “unprecedented flooding.”