Flood Outlook – Leamington (to June 26, 2017)
The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted west winds,
with potential sustained speeds of 30 km/hr and gusts to 40 km/hr throughout the
weekend and into Monday, June 26, 2017, there is the possibility for near shore
erosion with wave overtopping and spray. In the areas of direct wave attack there is
also the possibility of potential breakwall damage. The areas of the Region most
affected by west winds are the west shoreline of Pelee Island and along the shoreline
of the Municipality of Leamington from the tip of Point Pelee National Park westerly to
the Leamington Marina.
People should take extra caution and avoid shoreline areas during wind/lake wave
events. The combination of slippery banks, waves, waves overtopping breakwalls and
fast moving water can be dangerous. Standing water can also present its own unseen
hazards. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from flowing, standing
water and shoreline/breakwall areas.