Flood Warning Issued For Wednesday

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Posted at 5:06pm


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The Essex Region Conservation Authority has upgraded a flood watch to a flood warning for Wednesday.

Strong winds out of the east/southeast have caused flooding to occur in the Southeast Leamington area, specifically along the shoreline of Lake Erie between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee.

People are cautioned to avoid this area.

Areas that may also be impacted include the remainder of the Lake Erie shoreline to the mouth of the Detroit River, which includes the western portion of the Municipality of Leamington, the Town of Kingsville, the Town of Essex, the Town of Amherstburg, and the north and east shores of Pelee Island.

In addition to the above, the wind speed and direction may have an effect on elevating water levels in tributary rivers draining into the western basin of Lake Erie. The elevated water levels together with increased wave activity increases the possibility of nearshore erosion, breakwall damage and wave overtopping with splashing and spray.

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