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Tuesday October 27th, 2015

Posted at 3:48pm

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The rain is coming, and the Essex Region Conservation Area is warning of possible flooding.

They say due to forecasts predicting 30 to 40mm of precipitation beginning tonight and extending through Wednesday with the potential for up to 50 mm, the possibility for flooding exists throughout the region especially in low lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas on all major waterways.

Watershed management director Tim Byrne says there is the probability that significant ponded/standing water can accumulate in and on roadways in the rural and urban areas of the region, and should not be assumed to be safe to drive through. Extra precaution should be taken in driving through any areas of standing water.

In addition, Byrne says forecasts predict winds from the East from 20 to 40 kph which are predicted to increase to 30 to 50 kph tomorrow morning with gusts up to 60 kph. These winds will cause onshore waves that may cause shoreline erosion and breakwall damage.

The areas of the region which may be affected are the easterly portions of Windsor, the Town of Tecumseh, and the west portions of Lakeshore on Lake St. Clair, the east shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington and the north and east shorelines of the Township of Pelee on Lake Erie.

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