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Flood Watch Issued

Thursday September 29th, 2016, 10:09am


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ERCA has issued a flood watch as of 10:06am.

They say that region has received rainfall amounts ranging between 20 mm and 65 mm in the last 12 hour period and current forecasts are predicting the potential for another 20 to 40 mm of precipitation over the next 12 hour period.

Significant ponding/standing water has been reported on roadways in rural and urban areas of the region.

These locations should not be assumed to be safe to drive through.

In addition, the Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted winds of 30-45 km/hr out of the east-northeast over the next 36 hour period, with the potential for wind gusts exceeding 60 km/hr, a possibility of flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves exists along the Lake Erie shoreline on the east side of Pelee Island, along the southeast shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee and along the Lake St. Clair shoreline at the western limit of the Town of Lakeshore, the Town of Tecumseh and the eastern limit of the City of Windsor.

In addition, due to the predicted wind speed and duration, areas along the Detroit River may experience increased water levels.

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