Flood Warning: Effective until May 3, 9am

Posted on May 2, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the previously issued Flood Watch has been upgraded to a Flood Warning for portions of the Municipality of Leamington. Due to continuing winds out of the west and southwest blowing at 40 kph and gusting to 60 kph, flooding is occurring along portions of Robson Road and Point Pelee Drive. In the affected areas, portions of the traveled road surface and private lands are covered with water.

The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use extreme caution when traveling through floodwater. Flowing water, standing water and waves overtopping shoreline breakwalls can be extremely dangerous. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from flowing water, standing water and shoreline/breakwall areas. The ongoing southwesterly winds are pushing lake water out of the western basin of Lake Erie which is lowering the water level in the western basin and should reduce the amount of overtopping waves as the day proceeds.

The previously issued Flood Watch remains in effect for the east limit of the Town of Essex, the Town of Kingsville, the west side of Point Pelee National Park and the west side of Pelee Island.