Businesses, homeowners along the lakeshore react to possibility of more flooding

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Terry Testa owns Pelican’s Nest restaurant in Charlotte, right along the waterfront.

With lakeshore flooding this year, his business took a hit.

“We were closed for about 12 days in May. We were fearful of [water] going into the restaurant, but it never did. Our parking lot was kind of a large pond with a lot of debris in it.”

Testa said to him, that’s now a thing of the past, and even with another round of winds from the north and lake shore flood warnings in the forecast this weekend, he’s not worried.

“The flood level is about a foot now so we’re in pretty good shape,” he said. “Not to say it’s not a source of irritation, I got about five or six phone calls out of the blue today asking if we’re flooded.”

Homeowners and businesses along Sodus Point have also been hit hard by high lake levels, but said the same thing Testa said about looming flood threats: they’re not worried.

“I don’t think it’s going to increase the water levels that much,” homeowner Jared Vankouwenberg said.

The Mayor of Sodus Point, Chris Tertinek told News 8, they are prepared for the storm and sandbags are in place.

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