State of Emergency Declared as Lake Erie Floods Port Clinton, Ohio

A state of emergency was declared in Port Clinton, Ohio, on Friday, May 28, after wind-blown flooding from Lake Erie pushed into the city.

Footage shared by Fisherman’s Wharf, a fishing supply store located on Lake Erie’s shoreline, shows the shop and surrounding streets flooded.

Mayor Mike Snider declared a flood disaster state of emergency for Port Clinton on the afternoon of May 28, citing impassable roads due to high water, as well as downed trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service issued a gale warning for most of Lake Erie’s US coastline on Friday, along with a beach hazard statement for the entire shoreline. Credit: Fisherman’s Wharf via Storyful

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