While the Lake Ontario shore faces the brunt of the high winds, there are other issues further inland. There is ponding in low lying areas. Crews are working to get the water out. And area first responders as well as state and local officials are also getting ready for whatever the storm may bring.
For some families, especially those living along the lakeshore, preparations for this latest storm started a few weeks ago.
After experiencing windy conditions during another time of rough weather, they decided to begin prepping early.
Residents said ongoing issues with higher lake levels this year started to magnify the problems they face in windy conditions.
President of the Beattie Beach Association Wayne Knox said he has been keeping a close watch on his weather monitor over the past several hours.
Knox and his friends up and down the lakeshore are staying in contact so everyone knows what to expect before of the storm.
Despite the impending weather, Knox said there is some good news.
“The lake level is about three feet lower and what we're seeing now is that is everything is okay. We can handle 30 ,40, 50 mph gusts as long as the lake level is lower."
It may be lower than what it was earlier this year, but not where co-founders of United Shoreline Tim Smith and Sharon Lochman think it should be. They said this is cause for concern.
“There's more water out there, there's more water coming at us now and we are already compromised, severely compromised, along this entire shoreline," Lochman said.
Their home in Kendall sits right on the water. They bought plywood and stored it in their garage, just in case they need to board up windows during the height of the storm.
They, along with other families, have already gone through a lot in 2017. There was a windstorm earlier this year that knocked power out of more than 100,000 customer's homes throughout the region.The summer flooding was also troublesome.
“If this storm had come earlier, like in April or May when the water was high, we would be in serious trouble right here because those waves would be crashing over our bank,” Lochman said.
While the lake shore faces the brunt of the high winds, there are other issues further inland. There is ponding in low lying areas.
Crews are working to get the water out.
First responders and state and local officials are also getting ready for whatever the storm may bring.