Flood Watch Issued
Thursday March 30th, 2017
Posted at 6:17pm
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The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning.
They say that the wet ground conditions and current forecasts of the potential for total rainfall amounts to reach 45 mm to 55 mm, including the rain today and through to tomorrow morning the potential for flooding exists throughout the region especially in low lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas of all major waterways and shoreline areas.
In addition, they say that due to predicted winds of 30 km/hr out of the east, with the potential for wind gusts reaching 45 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.
Also, due to the predicted wind speed and duration, areas along the Detroit River may experience increased water levels due to the lake setup.