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Thursday April 9th, 2020, 5:37pm

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning is in effect with active flooding for Leamington on Point Pelee Drive (County Road 33) between Sturgeon Creek and Mersea
Road 12 and  low-lying beach communities between Belle River and Lighthouse Cove.

Officials say that as forecasted, strong sustained winds are blowing out of the northwest. Wind speeds are frequently gusting to 50 and 60 km/hr over Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie causing significant wave activity along both shorelines of the County.

Waves are overtopping shoreline structures and flooding Point Pelee Drive (County Road 33) between Sturgeon Creek and Mersea Road 12, and low-lying roadways in the beach communities within the Town of Lakeshore east of Belle River to jurisdictional boundaries at Lighthouse Cove.

Winds are expected to remain strong and out of the northwest overnight and through Friday. People are cautioned to avoid the shoreline and areas where flooding is occurring.

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