Flood Watch Issued

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority says that, due to the wet ground conditions, and current forecasts predicting total rainfall amounts of 45 mm to 55 mm, starting early tomorrow morning through to Friday afternoon, the potential for flooding exists throughout the region.

They say that especially in low-lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas of all major waterways and shoreline areas. There is also the potential for isolated thunderstorms with this system.

With forecasts predicting winds for Thursday, May 4th, 2017) to be 25 to 35 km/hr out of the east/northeast, they say a possibility of flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves exists along the Lake Erie shoreline on the east side of Pelee Island and along the southeast shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee.

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