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Essex Region Conservation Authority Issues Flood Outlook

Wednesday August 19th, 2015, 5:09pm


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The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood outlook.

They say that due to portions of the Essex Region receiving up to 25 mm of precipitation yesterday and current forecasts advising of the potential for 12 mm to 25 mm of precipitation over the next six hours, the potential for flooding exists in those areas most affected by yesterday’s rain.

In addition, due to the potential for high intensity isolated thunderstorms to produce up to 50 mm of precipitation, there is an enhanced possibility of flooding and drainage problems in the specific locations affected by these thunderstorms throughout the entire region, especially in urban areas and all low-lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas on all major waterways.

Isolated wind gusts to 80 kph are also possible in the strongest storms

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