Flood Watch Issued
Saturday June 27th, 2015
Posted at 12:01pm
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The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch.
They say that with rainfall continuing all day Saturday there is a possibility for flooding and accumulated standing water throughout the Region.
There has been rainfall measured throughout the Windsor/Essex Region exceeding 15 mm as of noon with an additional forecasted 20 to 30 mm. The additional rainfall will cause water saturated areas to pond and overtop drainage facilities.
In addition a possibility exists for nearshore erosion and wave damage within areas of the Region that have an exposure to East/Northeast wind and wave setup. The areas of the Region that may be affected on Lake St. Clair are the western reaches of the shoreline areas of the Town of Lakeshore, the Town of Tecumseh and the eastern shoreline reaches of the City of Windsor. On Lake Erie the east side of Pelee Island, and the western limits of the Town of Essex and the Town of Amherstburg.
A separate flood warning is being issued for the east shoreline reaches of the Municipality of Leamington as flooding is currently occurring on two beach area roads.