In a changing climate, people living on Lake Ontario may be more at risk for flooding and extreme weather, so what compels them to stay?
Carol Rodas has being living on the south Shore of Lake Ontario for 55 years.
"It's hypnotic," she said about the waterfront. "I joke with people, I tell them they’re going to have to carry me out feet first."
Like a lot of people along the south shore, Rodas experienced flooding in 2017 that dumped water into her home, compromised the sewage system, and damaged her property.